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Managing and marketing beef AgGuide

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This practical book shows producers how to make good decisions in the beef industry. It includes information on factors that can affect beef prices and cattle numbers, the nutritional needs of your herd and how to manage the breeding herd. Also how to assess your product and what to consider when selecting a selling method.


  • Cattle industry overview
  • Manage the breeding herd
  • Pastures for the herd
  • Selling methods and costs
  • Other aspects of marketing
  • Muscle and muscle score
  • Fat assessment and fat scores
  • Frame size
  • Growth, maturity and carcase suitability
  • Understand your product
  • The killsheet
  • Get the best return
  • Some terms explained
  • Appendix 1: Ruminants and rumination
  • Appendix 2: Calculating and using DSE ratings for beef cattle

Author: Jennifer Laffan

ISBN:  9780731306190 | 110 pages | A4

Catalogue number:  B923

Publisher:  NSW Department of Primary Industries | 2016