Sheep farming, Cost analysis, Western Australia
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TRADITIONALLY, wheatbelt farmers have looked upon sheep as being subsidiary, or at best, complementary to their main activity, wheat growing.
Because there has been a mistaken belief that clover would not grow, these farmers have depended upon native grasses and crop remains (stubble) for sheep feed, a practice which has put a limit to the number of sheep a property could support.
Halpin, G T. and Nelson, P.
"Sheep can be more profitable in the wheatbelt,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 6
, Article 2.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol6/iss8/2