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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Keywords

Dairy, heifers, buttermilk powder.

First Page Number

185

Last Page Number

186

Abstract

It is a tragic feature of Western Australian dairying that very few calves are reared by wholemilk producers. The explanation is a simple economic one. When milk is worth over 3s. per gallon, it is too valuable a product to feed to calves, particularly during the months when the dairy farmer is building up his summer quota. So, in the absence of a suitable substitute for milk, the calves are killed at birth.

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