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Resource use in agriculture: Crops expected to remain more profitable than livestock in medium term

Citation

Nelson, R and Lawrance, L, Resource use in agriculture: Crops expected to remain more profitable than livestock in medium term, Australian Commodities, 11, (1) pp. 27-29. ISSN 1321-7844 (2004) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

• Australia's total crop area increased in 2003-04, as producers able to take advantage of improved seasonal conditions expanded their crop areas to improve farm income following the drought of 2002-03. • Over the medium term, Australian crop areas are projected to remain slightly below the historical peaks that occurred between 1999-2000 and 2001-02, because of improved profitability in prime lamb and wool production. • Cattle numbers are projected to take several years to recover to pre-drought herd size, with only a small productivity driven increase in the medium term, mainly in extensive grazing regions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:crop production; livestock farming; productivity; profitability; statistical data; Australasia; Australia; Bos taurus
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Research Field:Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Industrial Crops
Objective Field:Industrial Crops not elsewhere classified
Author:Nelson, R (Associate Professor Rohan Nelson)
ID Code:84759
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2013-05-30
Last Modified:2013-05-30
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