RUTHERGLEN, Australia (PRWEB) March 11, 2015
Former Victorian beef cattle researcher, David Hamilton creates “Producing Beef Profitably from Pasture” (published by Xlibris AU) He wrote this book because it was clear that many farmers could profit from better use of research results.
In the book, Mr. Hamilton used research results from Australia and overseas to explain in simple language the principles that apply in producing beef from pasture in the southern Australian environment. The subjects covered include pasture management and use, various aspects of reproduction, calving season, milk production, animal breeding and selection. He also included a chapter on beef quality. He says that while farmers are often blamed for variable beef quality much of the problem develops after the cattle leave the farm.
Mr. Hamilton claims that beef production is generally only moderately profitable and as a result it is essential to use relatively simple methods of management that result in a product of good marketable standard.
“Producing Beef Profitably from Pasture”
By David Hamilton
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 192 pages | ISBN 9781503502048
Softcover | 6x9 in | 192 pages | ISBN 9781503502031
E-Book | 192 pages | ISBN 9781503502024
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
David Hamilton graduated in agriculture and agricultural economics from Glasgow University and obtained a master of agricultural science degree from Melbourne University. After first graduating, he spent two and a half years as assistant to a farmer in England followed by six years managing a group of farms in Western Australia, where the enterprises included stud and commercial beef cattle. After that, he spent 30 years as a beef cattle researcher at Rutherglen Research Institute in Northeast Victoria and on early retirement share farmed with beef cattle on a farm at Rutherglen.
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