Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Where to from Brahmans in the northern Australian herd?: Maintaining the economic benefit of earlier infusions of 'Bos indicus'
Contributor(s): Burrow, Heather Mary  (author)orcid ; Griffith, G R (author); Barwick, Stephen  (author); Holmes, W E (author)
Publication Date: 2003
Handle Link:
Abstract: Economic values derived from a terminal crossbreeding system based on Brahman cows and a tropically adapted composite herd targeted to meet specifications of the grass-finished Japanese market were compared to a straightbred Brahman herd. The model represented a typical individual central Queensland integrated breeding/finishing enterprise or a northern Australian vertically integrated enterprise with separate breeding and finishing properties. Due mainly to a reduced age of turnoff of Crossbred and Composite sale animals and an improved weaning rate in the Composite herd, Crossbred and Composite herds returned a gross margin of $7 and $24 per Adult Equivalent (AE) respectively above that of the Brahman herd. The benefits of changing 25% of the existing 85% of Brahmans in the northern Australian herd to either Crossbreds or Composites over a 10-year period were also examined, using either no premium or a 5c per kg premium for carcass quality in Crossbred and Composite sale animals. With no premium, annual benefits were $16m and $61m for Crossbreds and Composites in 2013. The cumulative Present Value (PV) of this shift over the 10-year period was $88m and $342m respectively, discounted at 7%. When a 5c per kg premium for carcass quality was included, differences in annual benefits rose to $30m and $75m and cumulative PVs to $168m and $421m for Crossbreds and Composites respectively.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: AAABG 2003: 15th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Melbourne, Australia, 7-11 July, 2003
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, v.15, p. 294-297
Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics (AAABG)
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
ISSN: 1328-3227
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 070201 Animal Breeding
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 830301 Beef Cattle
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Publisher/associated links:
Appears in Collections:Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU)
Conference Publication

Files in This Item:
2 files
File Description SizeFormat 
Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on Jan 21, 2024
Google Media

Google ScholarTM


Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.