Animal production and livestock
This paper aims to briefly: • investigate farming systems issues in the medium and low rainfall regions of the South West Land Division of Western Australia; • identify options and opportunities for the fat tailed sheep breeds • capture some research about the tail; and • investigate market options surrounding the fat tailed sheep breeds. This analysis will provide a brief understanding of the scale of the fat tailed sheep breeds within Western Australia and provide a brief overview of products of the sheep highlighting potential opportunities.
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Western Australia, Fat Tailed Sheep, Dryland farming, farming systems
Burt, E, Kilmister, T, and Young, M. (2004), A Low rainfall livestock option: analysis of fat tail sheep in the system. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report 6/2004.