Entries by Sheridan Kennedy

Introductory/Pre-conditioning Feeding Guide for Ruminants

When feeding grain based products such as our FeedPro to all ruminants introductory feeding is necessary. Introduction/Pre-conditioning is essential to avoid acidosis Many factors can govern or limit performance of Aus Organic Feeds Rations, some examples are: weather, trough length per animal and availability of shade. Any limitations on feed intake will affect performance. A […]

Nutrition & the Organic Cow – workshops.

Ever wondered how to get the best production out of your girls while keeping them happy and healthy at the same time? We conduct Nutrition workshops where all your questions can be answered by a leading animal nutritionist! We welcome everyone to come along, whether you’re an organic farmer, in-conversion to organic, or just generally […]

The Three Principals of Feeding Ruminants

Principal 1: ‘Feed the Rumen First’ The rumen microorganisms are the key to breaking down the dry pasture to produce volatile fatty acids (VFAs). These VFAs are a source of energy and microbial protein that, in turn, are a source of protein for the animal. Establishing an efficient working rumen is the key to increasing […]