Title

A critique of the Texas A & M Model when used to simulate beef cattle grazing pasture

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Whelan, MB, Spath, JA & Morley, FHW 1984, 'A critique of the Texas A&M model when used to simulate beef cattle grazing pasture', Agricultural Systems, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 81-84.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0308-521X(84)90087-8

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This paper describes the experiences of the authors with the Texas A&M University model when used to simulate the production of beef cattle in a grazing system. Problems associated with the lack of interaction between pasture and animals, including the monthly time interval, supplementation and an input parameter (weight at maturity), are discussed.