THE INVESTMENT POTENTIAL OF WARM-SEASON GRASSES FOR HILL-LAND BEEF PRODUCERS

The investment potential of warm-season grasses is compared with that of cool-season grasses, with special emphasis on hill-land beef production. In addition to evaluating relative costs and returns for various grazing systems, a sensitivity analysis is conducted. The results are then illustrated for a representative hill-land farm in West Virginia, and both an optimal and a set of quasi-optimal solutions are generated within the linear programming framework. In general, warm-season grasses are found to be a superior investment alternative for hill-land beef producers.


Issue Date:
1988-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/29071
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/29071
Published in:
Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 17, Number 1
Page range:
56-63
Total Pages:
8




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