In a study for the Sheep CRC by Lisa Warn (University of Melbourne) and associates, enterprise type, lambing time and stocking rates were analysed in southern Australia using the Grassgro model.
For full details see our comprehensive report, 'Analysis of the profitability of sheep wool and meat enterprises in southern Australia' (2006) or for a summary of key details see the following three Practical Wisdom Notes. (The Enterprise Management Series of Practical Wisdom Notes can be downloaded by clicking on the 'Practical Wisdom' tab below and includes the following series of notes):
Profitability of Sheep Enterprises in Southern Australia
Lambing at the right time in Southern Australia - The first step to increasing sheep profits
Optimising stocking rate - The key to increasing pasture utilisation and profit
* Increasing pasture utilization will increase productivity and profitability.
* It is critical to match pasture demand of your enterprise to pasture growth.
* Risk management planning and pasture assessment skills are also required.
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Timing of lambing is critical to optimise stocking rates and lift productivity. The best lambing time balances your pasture growth pattern, supplementation needs, and growth
requirements of lambs. Read more below.
Increasing pasture utilization will increase productivity and profitability. It is critical to match pasture demand of your enterprise to pasture growth. Risk management planning and pasture assessment skills are also required. Read more below.
Sheep CRC Practical Wisdom Notes is a series of technical notes to assist sheep producers to make sound decisions about technology and practices and then to have the know-how to implement their decisions.
Fine wool ewes producing first cross lambs have recently been the most profitable enterprise, if run well. Changing enterprises has costs and risks. Most current enterprises should try to increase profit by optimising stocking rate. Read more below.
This guide is provided to help you understand the complexities of breeding profitable yet functional sheep that are right for your business.
Analyses were undertaken to compare the profitability of a range of sheep meat and wool enterprises and to investigate the impact that management variables had on production and gross margins. Read more below.