To optimise the production of equines and livestock, determining what the soil requires to grow healthy grass is essential. Once targeted fertilisation has been provided to the soil it is now important to know what levels of good and bad minerals and metals are available in the pasture for equines and livestock. This can only be done by gathering information through seasonal analysis of the grass and getting to know the land.
If grass is still mineral poor following optimisation of soil, supplementation will be required through additional feed or mineral supplementation. If the grass is mineral rich, it is important to ensure animals are not being over supplemented. Profiling of pastureland should be carried out at least once every two years and grass analysis should be carried at least once a year during the growing season.