Live weight production in extensively-managed beef breeding herds

Fordyce, Geoffry, McGowan, Michael, McCosker, Kieren and Smith, David (2014). Live weight production in extensively-managed beef breeding herds. In: David S. Beggs, Proceedings of the XXVIII World Buiatrics Congress. 28th World Buiatrics Congress, Cairns, Australia, (87-93). 27 July - 1 August 2014.

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Author Fordyce, Geoffry
McGowan, Michael
McCosker, Kieren
Smith, David
Title of paper Live weight production in extensively-managed beef breeding herds
Conference name 28th World Buiatrics Congress
Conference location Cairns, Australia
Conference dates 27 July - 1 August 2014
Convener Australian Cattle Veterinarians
Proceedings title Proceedings of the XXVIII World Buiatrics Congress
Place of Publication Eight Mile Plains, Qld. Australian
Publisher Australian Veterinary Association
Publication Year 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780992546502
Editor David S. Beggs
Volume 1
Start page 87
End page 93
Total pages 7
Chapter number 17
Total chapters 58
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Extensively-managed beef breeding herds are usually located in moderate-low nutrition environments. Management must focus on what is achievable within that environment and implement practices that result in high-value live weight production that covers input costs. It is suggested that achievable weaner production per cow (average weaner weight x lactation rate) closely matches achievable steer growth in the same environments and is a very useful guide in formulating management and analysing costs and benefits of options. Live weight production ratio and operating margin are primary beef business targets. If either is below achievable levels, assessment of the many performance indicators that can be measured in cattle, and an understanding of what influences performance, will lead to practical solutions. These concepts are discussed in this paper.
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