Top tips for cattle on grazing dual-purpose crops

RECENT TRIALS have shown significant weight gains in cattle with access to mineral supplements including salt, magnesium oxide and limestone when grazing dual-purpose wheat crops. Trials have also looked at the time needed to introduce cattle to grazing canola, to minimise health issues and maximise production.

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Dual purpose: Dr Jeff McCormick has recently been involved in two trials investigating what it takes to maximise the production of cattle grazing dual-purpose crops. Photo: Emily Malone

During August 2017, researchers from the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation investigated the effect of giving beef steers mineral supplements whilst grazing a dual-purpose wheat crop.