Producing beef off grass during spring and autumn is the most common practice for King Island beef farmers. Supplying Meat Standards Australia compliant beef during winter is a common, financially rewarding and challenging system given the environment of King Island at this time of the year.
This case study looks into the supplying of compliant beef during the winter months. By lifting compliancy rates at this time of the year farm revenue will increase as a $0.20-0.40 per kilogram premium is received. Current and future production systems were looked at in an attempt to lift compliancy rates.