Performance of broadacre farms – Eastern and Western Darling Downs regions of Queensland


The Eastern Darling Downs area comprises farms that, normally, have smaller scales of operations than farms in the Western Darling Downs.

Broadacre farming in the Eastern Darling Downs region as well as the Western Darling Downs region of Queensland is dominated by beef cattle and cropping enterprises. For the 10 years ending beef cattle, 2010 – 11 and broadacre cropping accounted for 82% of norm total cash receipts for Eastern Darling Downs, farms 80% of norm of total cash receipts within the Western Darling Downs. But, the reliance on summer cropping activities has differed significantly between the two regions during this interval. Nevertheless, in both 2011 – 12 and 2010 – 11, favourable cotton prices and wet seasonal conditions led to increased cotton production and cotton receipts for broadacre farms in both regions.


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