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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

D J. Barker

Keywords

Feedlots, Beef cattle, Western Australia

First Page Number

19

Last Page Number

22

Abstract

FEEDLOTS are small enclosures where all of the animal's feed is supplied from an outside source. Compared with grazing, feedlotting is an expensive method of beef production.

This article gives a guide to the requirements for establishment and management of a farm feedlot, especially the basic equipment and materials, the type of cattle most suited to feedlotting, rations and feeding techniques.

The author warns that skill and experience are needed to run a feedlot and describes feedlotting as an expensive method of beef raising when compared with grazing.

Further details are available from the author

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