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

Authors

K M S Curtis

Keywords

Wool, Wool production, Stocking rate, WOOLMODEL (Computer programs)

First Page Number

102

Last Page Number

103

Abstract

In the past few years, increases in wool prices have varied, depending on fibre diameters. In 1987-88, fine wools (19 micron) were selling for as much as twice the price paid for coarse wools (26-27 micron). A wool producer can alter the fibre diameter of the wool produced through breeding and by management. This article discusses the effect of changing stocking rate on wool production, using WOOLMODEL to do the calculations (Curtis, 1986,1988). WOOLMODEL can also be used to examine the effect of changes in phosphorus application rates.

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