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Central and North Rural Weekly - - CATTLE NUTRITION -

❚ Grew 33kg more each of the two wet sea­sons post-wean­ing.

❚ 25 per cent higher re-con­cep­tion rate in first lac­ta­tion heifers

❚ Av­er­age weight of first lac­ta­tion heifers was 120kg higher at wean­ing.

❚ Av­er­age wean­ing weight of calves 34kg heav­ier.

❚ 7 per cent lower mor­tal­ity rate in heifers from wean­ing to 3.5 years. ❚ To­tal weight of calves at wean­ing from 90 heifers was 3072kg higher, $10,751 at mar­ket.

❚ ROI: 268 per cent based on cost com­par­i­son of wet sea­son-vs-dry sea­son only sup­ple­ment and ex­tra value added to wean­ers.

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