Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3


L. C. Snook


Western Australia, Stock food composition.

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Inquires are often received concerning the relative values of various feeding stuffs. It is not always easy to answer these questions as the quality of most foods can be affected to a marked degree by the environment and the stage of maturity when the material is harvested. At times however, it is important to have a guide to the composition of a feeding stuff. Particularly is this so in times of stress when fodder reserves have to used to the maximum advantage, or when supplements have to be purchased. A table has been prepared, therefore, which shows the composition of typical samples of the more common foodstuffs. These will serve for the calculation of balanced rations and also to determine which of several foods is best suited for a particular purpose.