Animal production and livestock, Natural resources
Most pastoralists appreciate the need to deliver an economic, environmental and social 'profit' from their business. Achieving these profits can be a real challenge given the comparatively low productive potential and the substantial seasonal variation in the WA Southern Rangelands region. This guide was written to assist pastoralists to meet their specific livestock production, financial and range condition objectives through the better alignment of feed demand (stocking rate) to feed supply (carrying capacity). We provide nine basic steps that simplify the process of managing the feed supply, equipping pastoralists with the tools to make· decisions and to critically assess the outcomes. The first part of the guide details the nine steps and worksheets that are used to make the assessment and assist in making a stocking decision. The second part provides reference material.
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Alchin, M, Addison, J, Shrubb, V, Cockerill, Z, Young, M, Johnson, T, and Brennan, G. (2008), Pastoral profits guide, a paddock guide to achieving sustainable livestock productivity. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, Perth. Report.
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