three hypothetical Kimberley cattle herds representing Shorthorn and Brahman cross genotypes were studied to compare potential earning capacities and income variability from different herd structures and turn -off strategies. Cesults show potential for gross income to increase by 50 per cent by Changing from the traditionally managed Shorthorn herd to a weaned Brahman Cross herd of the same stocking rate size. Income variability caused by Seasonal factors was shown to be less in the weaned Brahman cross herd than in the traditional shorthorn herd. Optimal herd structure and turnoff etrategy varied between herds exhibiting different reproductive capacities And growth rates.
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF CATTLE GENOTYPE, WEANING AND TURNOFF STRATEGIES UNDER KIMBERLEY CONDITIONS
Australian Rangeland Society
6TH Australian Rangeland Society Conference