Costs and returns in raising male calves from smallholder dairy farms for beef production
Buaphun, S.; Skunmun, P.; Prasanpanich, S.; Buathong, N.; Chantalakhana, C.
Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 13(10): 1461-1466
The use of the male dairy calf for beef production has been found to be economically unprofitable during the past due to high cost of feeds and relatively low beef price. However, due to current shortage of domestic beef supply and rising beef prices, this research aimed to assess feeding methods and costs and returns in raising male dairy calves for beef production under changing economic conditions.