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

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Beef growth rate studies


M. Cullity


Cattle fattening, Beef

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The Australian Agricultural Council in 1948 approved a co-ordinated plan of investigating beef growth rates in the southern regions of Australia. Considerable attention had been given to the problems of the beef industry in Northern Australia, but it was felt that the value of the southern agricultural areas as a source of fat cattle as well as for rapid and economical fattening, was not fully appreciated. The Animal Production Committee and its Technical Sub-committee on Beef Cattle were charged with the responsibility of organising, with the State Departments of Agriculture work in each of the States of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.