Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

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Salt supplements for grain-fed weaners


Sheep, Lambs, Supplementary feeds, Salt licks

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Salt fed to Merino lambs on wheat diets in a feed lot was reported to cause dramatic liveweight increases in the Eastern States.

As there was conflicting evidence about the value of salt as a cereal grain supplement, Sheep and Wool Branch officers B. Beetson and R. J. Suiter set up a trial at Wongan Hills Research Station to test the value of salt and limestone supplements to wheat diets.


Found in previous article. Nitrogen for pastures Department of Agriculture, Western Australia Vol14 No4 Page No 255

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