Economic evaluation of the performance of purebred and crossbred dairy cattle under on-farm conditions in tropical northern Australia

K. A. Anaman, S. L. McMeniman

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    Abstract

    On-farm production data from 1980-87 were used to determine the expected net present value of income from a milking cow during its lifespan for several breeds of dairy cattle in the Darwin area of the Northern Territory, Australia. The results indicate that the Australian-Friesian-Sahiwal (AFS) crossbreed produced the highest mean net income, followed by the Holstein-Friesian (HF) purebreed. The other breeds considered were unprofitable under diverse economic conditions. -Authors

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)105-110
    Number of pages6
    JournalTropical Agriculture
    Volume67
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1990

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