Better handle on production costs

ROTATIONAL grazing and keeping check of costs has increased the profit margin for Edi beef farmers over the last year.

Bill and Georgia Wilson competed in the inaugural Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Challenge.

They were part of the group of six beef and sheep meat producers from across Australia and they transformed their business to increase productivity beyond their expectations.

The Wilsons run 250 Angus/charolais and speckle park cattle on “Riverglen”, a 185-hectare property at Edi.

They have adjusted their calving pattern and intensified their rotational grazing system to make the best use of their feed on offer and keep paddocks healthy.

A lucerne crop was also sowed, which could give them a $30,000 return, based on gross margins.

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