Our experience covers the range of livestock activities
- Sheep for wool and meat production
- Beef cattle
- Feedlotting cattle and lambs
- Intensive livestock, including pig and poultry Alternate enterprises including deer and emus
Drivers of Performance
Research has shown that the major influences on livestock performance are:
- 93 per cent feeding and management 7 per cent breeding
Consequently, the greatest gains will come from improvements in feeding and management, while at the same time not neglecting breeding.
Our approach is to identify the key profit drivers of livestock performance and to progressively improve performance by improving each of those drivers.
With dairying there is the balance between home grown feed and bought in feed. The economic level of feeding will depend on:
- The cost of feed,
- The conversion of feed to milk and, The cost of milk.
Consequently, the economic level of feeding may vary from year to year and even within a year. It is very easy to chase production or volume at the expense of profit.
Where grazing is involved, we evaluate alternate pasture types including:
- Perennial pasture
- Annual pasture
- Drought tolerant species including saltbush,
- Before recommending the preferred mix of pasture types best suited to a property.
Our experience covers the range of grazing systems including :
- Set stocking Rotational grazing Deferred stocking
- Use of feed pads
- Use of feed pads Cell grazing.