The Roles of Labor and Profitability in Choosing a Grazing Strategy for Beef Production in the U.S. Gulf Coast Region Report as inadecuate




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Comparisons are made concerning labor required and profitability associated withcontinuous grazing at three stocking rates and rotational grazing at a high stocking ratein the U.S. Gulf Coast region. A unique data set was collected using a time and motionstudy method to determine labor requirements. Profits are lowest for low stocking rate–continuous grazing and high stocking rate–rotational grazing. Total labor and labor inthree specific categories are greater on per acre and/or per cow bases with rotational-grazingthan with continuous-grazing strategies. These results help to explain relatively lowadoption rates of rotational grazing in the region.

Keywords: labor requirements ; rotational grazing ; stocking rate ; time and motion study

Subject(s): Agribusiness

Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety

Industrial Organization

Labor and Human Capital

Livestock Production/Industries

Issue Date: 2008-04

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/45527 Published in: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 40, Number 1 Page range: 301-313

Total Pages: 13

JEL Codes: Q12; Q24

Series Statement: JAAE

Record appears in: Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) > Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics





Author: Gillespie, Jeffrey M. ; Wyatt, Wayne ; Venuto, Brad ; Blouin, David ; Boucher, Robert W.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/45527?ln=en



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