Grazing animals obtain most of the mineral nutrients they require from pasture plants. Whilst a knowledge of plant composition alone is of limited value, it is one of a series of clues which can be used to help diagnose or predict animal mineral status. Factors which influence the concentration and availability of minerals in plants are summarised in an attempt to aid the interpretation of plant analyses.
Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 44, , 121-124, 1984
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