Beef stocking rates and farm size - Hunter region


This publication seeks to help aspiring farmers in the Hunter Region to identify:

  • the important features of grazing properties and the more profitable cattle enterprises;
  • sustainable carrying capacities; and
  • realistic-sized properties for efficient, sustainable beef cattle enterprises, based on the concept of a functional cattle unit and a capacity to cover operating costs.

It also provides a guide for retaining the capacity for efficient, sustainable cattle enterprises when considering the subdivision of rural grazing lands.

Although focused on the Hunter Valley and Gloucester areas, the methodology and background information would also apply to the wider former Hunter Central Rivers CMA region (now Local Land Services) and the Mid North Coast.


Published: 01 Jun 2006