Profitability through matching feed supply to animal requirement

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  • N. Mclaren

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33584/jnzg.1993.55.2068

Abstract

Summer dry Wairarapa hill country can be farmed profitably. Most of the profit is created by fully feeding the stock in the spring from September to early December. My economic farm surplus to total capital involved has given me a return of 8- 11% over the last 4 years. The key ingredient is to maximise the most profitable enterprise and then fit the other stock options around it. I maintain that a 2-year cattle finishing policy fits the pasture growth pattern best and achieves the desired financial results. Keywords: animal requirements, feed supply, profitability

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1993-01-01

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