Flooding Helps Beef Up Cattle

AUSTRALIA - Pastoralists in South Australia's north say there has been an increase in cattle size due to floodwaters earlier this year reports ABC.net.
calendar icon 6 June 2011
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Floodwaters from heavy rains covered large parts of the outback, creating plenty of ground feed for cattle.

David Bell from Dulkaninna Station says most stations have now finished the first round of mustering for the year and the cattle are looking the best they have in years.

"Our weaners are probably weighing 30 to 40kg heavier than they normally were and our cows, our cull cows that we're selling, are probably averaging 50 to 80kg heavier than what they normally [were], so it's made a big difference just having that consistency of feed for ... a period before we truck them out," he said.

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