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BRICK is a business analysis spreadsheet that aims to assess the productivity and profitability of extensive grazing enterprises. It uses management accounting principles and results from the CashCow project to help you identify areas of your beef business which may be under performing.

Here are a range of tools to help you make informed business and production decisions relating to your beef enterprise. All tools are provided as downloadable Microsoft Excel files. The input data…
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Fire is integral to many ecosystems in Western Australian rangelands. Controlled fire can reduce the risk of wild fire, benefit pasture productivity and contribute positively to biodiversity values. Uncontrolled fire is a…
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Real examples of northern-type breeders with different body condition scores. Photographs and descriptions of body condition scores 1 to 5.

Mick Sullivan Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Pregnancy testing is a very valuable management tool. To ensure that the returns outweigh the effort and cost, it is essential to establish objectives to…
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Roger Sneath Department of Agriculture and Fisheries An important step in selling cattle is being able to match the live animal to your target market specifications. Common traits to measure include sex,…
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Producers who send cattle direct to abattoirs or meat wholesalers are currently paid on the hot standard carcase weight (HSCW) of the animal. Saleable meat yield (SMY) is the proportion of the…
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Roger Sneath Department of Agriculture and Fisheries You may be able to improve your profitability depending on the selling systems you choose. Methods for selling beef cattle include: Paddock sale – direct…
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Roger Sneath Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Most meat processors and feedlot operators purchase cattle on a price grid. The grid indicates by price, which are the most desirable animals and shows…
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Bill Schulke Formerly Queensland Government We often hear the saying, ‘more cattle means more money’. But is this always the case? At Grazing land management EDGE and Nutrition EDGE workshops many producers…
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