Large Animals

The Importance of Nutrition in Large Animal Care

In the vast landscapes of the Goldfields region of Victoria, large animals, from cattle to horses, play a pivotal role in the agricultural ecosystem. Proper nutrition is not just about growth; it's about overall health, longevity, and productivity.

Balanced Diet for Optimal Health

  • Hay: A primary source of fiber and essential nutrients.
  • Grains: Provide energy and can be a source of protein.
  • Supplements: Vitamins and minerals to cover any nutritional gaps.

Central Victoria Hay: A Cut Above the Rest

Nestled on the edge of the Tullaroop creek, Central Victoria Hay specializes in producing hay that is perfect for large animals. The undulating river flats of Gairnshiel provide an ideal environment for growing irrigated Lucerne and other premium crops.

Hay Type Benefits
Lucerne High in protein, calcium, and essential vitamins.
Other Crops Varying nutrients suitable for different animal needs.

Beyond Nutrition: Other Aspects of Large Animal Care

  • Regular Vet Check-ups: Detect and prevent potential health issues.
  • Exercise: Essential for muscle tone, digestion, and mental health.
  • Shelter: Protection from extreme weather conditions.
  • Hydration: Ensure access to clean and fresh water at all times.

Real-Life Impacts

At Gairnshiel, the Williamson family not only focuses on producing top-notch hay but also on the well-being of their Shorthorn cattle. The cattle benefit from the nutritious hay produced on the property, ensuring they are healthy, vibrant, and productive.

By prioritizing the nutrition and overall care of large animals, we can ensure they lead healthy lives and continue to play their vital role in our agricultural communities. Want to provide the best for your large animals? Explore our hay offerings today!