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Feed mineral supplements when grazing cereals Feed mineral supplements when grazing cereals

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Investigations of animal performance of sheep grazing dual-purpose wheat in southern found 2-fold variations in growth of lambs (daily gains between 0.5-1.0% of liveweight)... Overall, supplementation increased the beef production per hectare by 92 kg and increased returns by $246 at a cost of $22/ha (i.e. 6 c/hd/day)... Differences in the experiment were that stock did not consume the supplement as readily as in the previous experiment, growth rates were already extremely high, averaging 1.6 kg/hd/day in the unsupplemented treatment...