Feedlots, Beef cattle, Western Australia
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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
Barker, D J.
"Feedlots for beef in W.A. : some guiding principles,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 12
, Article 6.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol12/iss1/6