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


Beef production, Calving.

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Beef producers in the agricultural areas are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of calving at a time most suitable to their environment, to the milking ability of the mothers and to marketing practice. The most common time of calving is at the break of the season. The commencement of lactation thus approximates to the advent of the new growth and the cow can make use of the whole of the green pasture period for milk production. By the time the feed has dried off at the beginning of summer the calf is well advanced and able to cope with dry grazing.