Butcher Vealers Beef Cattle Gross Margin Budget

NSW DPI

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Farm Table says:

Outlines the likely GM/Ha including and excluding pasture costs ($231/ha and $331/ha respectively) of this enterprise based on a number of assumptions.

This NSW DPI Gross Margin Budget is current for February 2017.

It is based on a butcher vealer enterprise, 100 cows and improved pasture.

Assumptions include:

  • Enterprise unit is 100 cows weighing on average 540 kg
  • Weaning rate: 90% (higher than other enterprises because replacements purchased PTIC)
  • Cows: age at first calf : 24 months
  • Mortality rate of adult stock: 2%
  • The average feed requirement of a cow + followers is rated at 2.29 LSU or 15.84 dse’s
2017 - Australia - NSW DPI
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