Beef cattle, Beef production, Pastures, Western Australia, South west region (W.A.)
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THREE-QUARTERS of the calves born in autumn on butterfat farms are not required as milking replacements and are thus available for beef production or immediate sale, at about $20 a head.
The profit from selling beef must be compared with that from selling excess calves off their mothers.
Such a comparison is being made by Department of Agriculture Beef Research Officer D. J. Barker in a series of trials at Bramley Research Station, Margaret River.
Department of Agriculture, Western Australia
"Three beef raising systems for butterfat producing properties,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 11:
10, Article 2.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol11/iss10/2