The Efficiency of Beef Production

Growing cattle convert grass into beef moreefficiently than breeding cattleAs the proportion of growing cattle in the herd increases the total beef produced increases, up to a point (which is determined by reproductive rate and annual weight gains)Breeding herds should focus on maximising reproductive rate and then growing the progeny out as heavy as country and available markets permit, while lowering mortalityThe carrying capacity of land under management is one of the main limiting factors of a beef business, the number of AE run in the long term should be set at the long term carrying capacity,The herd profile should be determined by reproductive rate and optimum turnoff weight, growing cattle with good annual weight gains can profitably displace breeders.The efficiency of beef production (measured as kilograms of beef produced…
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