Title

New beef zone - An analysis of the potential for beef and cattle industry expansion in the Western Australian wheatbelt

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Publication Date

1-10-2000

DAFWA Collections

Natural resources, Animal production and livestock

Series Number

20/2000

Abstract

Salinity and acid land management will result in increased Wheatbelt areas of pasture, leading to increased livestock production; A potential increase in cattle numbers of 384 000, from the present 229 000 head is forecast; Currently, cropping enterprises are more profitable than livestock enterprises, beef enterprises are more profitable than sheep enterprises; Currently, the most profitable beef and cattle enterprises are grainfed yearling, store weaner and live export steer production;

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