Using mulga as a forage supplement for livestock in droughts

NSW Government - Department of Primary Industries

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Knowledge level: Intermediate

Farm Table says:

Comprehensive look at opportunity, as well as the disadvantages of using mulgha during tough times.

During drought, mulga provides a valuable feed source. Branches and selected trees are commonly lopped or pushed to allow stock access to leaves above browse height.

This factsheet helps with:

  • Selecting an area
  • Feeding using a chainsaw
  • Feeding using bulldozers
  • How much to cut or push?
  • Feed quality of mulga
  • Mineral supplementation
  • Molasses supplementation
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • When to stop feeding mulga

There are also case studies, from Wanarring, Louth, Enngonia, and Weilmoringle.

2016 - Australia - NSW Government - Department of Primary Industries
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