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Opportunities to maximise livestock profit in mixed farming enterprises

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The paper outlines the opportunities to optimise sheep and beef cattle production from mixed livestock and cropping enterprises and maximise farm profitability... We observe that higher stocking rates are achieved in livestock enterprises that are run in conjunction with cropping... To highlight opportunities with good animal health control a recent study undertaken by the Mackinnon Project, demonstrated that the difference in growth rates between good and poor worm control of weaned calves was over 30 kg/head over a six month period...
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