Caution on making changes

Some changes can be quite easy, such as feeding them longer, or adding supplementary feeding, or improving their health management.

More significant changes such as upgrading pastures to boost nutrition need careful evaluation to ensure they are viable and fit in with the whole farm program.

Be especially careful about changing the maturity type of your cattle by introducing new breed types or a new breeding system. These can be very successful in finding the best match between your production environment and available markets, but mistakes can be costly and slow to fix.

Before making the bigger changes, it is vital to get good advice and plan them carefully, as these have complex effects on the whole balance of your pasture/livestock system.