Optimal cattle growth pathways in central Queensland

Cover page of the report.What is the best way to use high quality forages? In central Queensland is it better to:

  • feed leucaena to steers to sell them as bullocks or
  • put weaners on oats and then leucaena to sell them as feed-on steers or
  • put yearling steers on to leucaena or
  • just leave them on buffel grass until they sell?

Don’t know? The answers are in this report ‘Productivity and profitability of a range of alternative steer growth paths resulting from manipulating the pasture feed base in central Queensland – a modelling approach’ by Maree Bowen and Fred Chudleigh, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland (PDF, 2 MB).