Managing herd replacements - rates and costs

Published 7 March 12

Managing herd replacements - rates and costs

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This booklet helps farmers understand the cost of herd replacement on their business and to identify ways to ensure replacement rates are in keeping with the herd potential.

The cost of herd replacement is not always taken into account when looking at farm profitability, while the impact of the rate of replace will also have an impact on production and costs. An understanding of the impact of these factors on farms and how to identify areas which may need attention are the focus of this booklet.