Press Article - Beef Farmer Spring 2017 'Trace elements are key to growth rates'
Trace elements are key to growth rates
'Annie Williams, Animal Scientist with Agrimin says that many beef units fall short on achieving optimum growth rates because animals do not receive adequate levels of trace elements at grass.
She says that with increased feed costs, many producers will be looking to get increased production from forage and that unless shortfalls in trace element supply from grazed grass are addressed it is likely that animals will fail to grow at the optimum rate.
On many farms, tremendous emphasis has been placed on improving growth and performance in pre-weaned calves. Ms Williams says that similar attention to detail needs to be paid at grass to maintain optimum growth'
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Posted on 02/06/2017
by Rachel Lingard