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


Sheep, Beef cattle, Urea, Supplementary feeds, Nutritive value, Western Australia

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Urea can be a valuable supplement for ruminants which have to depend on dry feed low in protein.

It is not a substitute for good quality conserved fodder.

Urea is extremely poisonous if eaten in excess and great care must be taken when feeding it to stock.

There are a variety of ways in which urea can be fed and these are outlined in this article.

The Department of Agriculture's Animal Nutrition Laboratory is now carrying out trials to determine the most convenient and safest method.

Urea is most effective as a fertiliser; when used in this way it results in higher yields and appreciably increases the protein content of the herbage.