Flashcards in Beef production lec 1 Deck (18):
What are the 3 biggest produces of cattle in order in aus
qld, nsw, vic
What are the 2 biggest export markets and why?
USA- lover pasture fed beef/lamb
What are the 2 biggest live export markets and why?
chile- emerging market
how much on average are aus consuming beef?
what are the 5 options of selling cattle in Aus?
o grass fattening traders
o live export
o backgrounding traders – get to high enough weight to enter feedlot
which 2 countries produce the most beef
USA and brazil
which 2 countries export the most beef
Aus and brazil
- mostly bos indicus low quality meets
which importing market has the biggest potential demand for beef?
what drives the international market for importers/exporters?
- higher economic growth= higher imports
what type of cattle are found in N/S aus
more bos indicus in north
bos Taurus south
what type of parasites are found in N/S aus
external more in north
what is the rainfall patterns in N vs S aus?
North summer rainfall
South- summer/winter rainfall
what is the difference in pasture between N/S
North more C4s lower energy higher fibre
South C3s, high quality improved/native pastures
what is the difference in nutrition between N/S
North lower protein and digestibility
North feed fertilisers
south apply fertiliser
what are the main target markets for N vs S
north more low quality exports (70% of live export)
S more high quality
S more access to variety of markets
What are a 3 main things to limit production in N
nutrition and genetics- affects repro
What are the economics of N beef?
low ROA, increasing CoP, inadequate size, low cost producers, environment (drought)