Cereal grains, particularly barley, have been the usual supplement fed to weaner sheep during summer and autumn along Western Australia's south coast. This area is a major barley producer, and weather-damaged and other feed quality grain have a ready use. High protein lupin seed, and to a lesser extent silage, have gained wide acceptance recently as alternative supplements. This article discusses the results of the first two of a series of supplementary feeding experiments at Esperance Downs Research Station.
Gardner, Julian and Doyle, Peter
"Supplementary feeding of weaner sheep at Esperance,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 32
, Article 8.
Available at: http://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol32/iss3/8