Southern Victoria is well suited to beef production because of its reliable rainfall and diversity of soil types capable of growing highly productive improved pastures.
For new land owners with limited experience there are a number of steps you should be considering before deciding on what type of cattle enterprise you will have on your property. It will take a year or so to get to know your land with all its strengths and weaknesses so don’t feel you have to set everything up in the first 12 months.
The Western Port Catchment Landcare Network has developed a series of 12 fact sheets on a variety of topics of special interest to the small landholder. Whilst these fact sheets have been developed for landholders in this region of Victoria, the advice offered equally applies to other parts.
This fact sheet provides some useful considerations, resources and references for those starting out.
Click here to view the Fact Sheet Beef Production - Managing a small beef herd
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