Technical annual report 2000-01
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Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295
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Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries 66 PROJECT: Nutrition Laboratory Service Project Officer: D. Wilson Location: All NT Districts Objective: To provide a nutrition laboratory service to DPIF staff and clients from all NT regions. To provide information required for the prediction of the nutritional status of cattle and the pastures they graze. Background: For over 25 years the laboratory has been analysing pastures for nitrogen and phosphorus content and dry matter digestibility and faecal content. These analyses provide information on the nutritional status of cattle and pastures, and have been used in many DPIF projects for evaluation purposes. The majority of samples are received from DPIF staff in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Katherine regions. Laboratory results are placed in the Australian Feeds Information Centre (AFIC) database. The Alice Springs AFIC database has the capacity to provide easy to read and access summaries and reports on individual species of plants, individual NT pastoral properties and NT pastoral regions. The AFIC database now contains over 15,000 records. Table 1 shows the number of samples analysed in 2000/2001 and Table 2 shows the regions from which these samples were collected. Table 1. Samples analysed in the Alice Springs nutrition laboratory in 2000/2001 2000-2001 Samples % Pepsin/ cellulase solubilities % Crude protein % Nitrogen % Phosphorus % Dry matter Faecal Pasture TOTAL 1,032 1,032 656 656 254 656 910 254 504 758 254 254 Table 2. Regional breakdown of samples received for analysis Region Number of samples Alice Springs Tennant Creek Katherine Darwin Other 678 277 398 204 5