Running a small beef herd

Running a small beef herd

Running a Small Beef Herd provides an introduction to beef production for those about to enter the industry and is an ongoing reference for anyone managing a small herd of beef cattle on their property. Fundamental considerations such as the economics of beef production, the selection of a suitable beef enterprise to match a particular property and level of experience are covered. It considers various systems suitable for a small beef operation: steer fattening, cow and calf systems, foster calves and multiple suckling, and lot feeding.

Running a Small Beef Herd offers practical advice on buying cattle, marketing methods for particular types of cattle and specifications for markets. Cattle handling, necessary husbandry practices such as castration and vaccination, herd health, reproductive management, nutrition and carrying capacity are also explored.

This updated edition expands on the systems of beef production, breeds, breed management, supplementary feeding, drought management, ear tagging requirements and soil health and fertility.

  • Written especially for small beef producers, and does not assume prior knowledge
  • Latest regulations and requirements for beef producers
  • Matches marketing methods to types of cattle
  • Covers all the common diseases and conditions and outlines vaccination and worm control programs 
  • Gives clear guidance on breeding and calving

Price includes GST and postage and handling within Australia.

$59.95
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