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During extreme drought, grazing is unavailable and hay is expensive. Feed and labor costs in confinement cow-calf systems using concentrate diets are not well established. Cows were wintered in semi-confinement and costs determined. Results indicate that high concentrate confinement systems diets may provide alternatives to forage based cow-calf systems.

Keywords: Confinement cow-calf systems ; cow cost ; drought management

Subject(s): Farm Management

Livestock Production/Industries

Production Economics

Issue Date: 2013

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/143089

Total Pages: 17

Series Statement: Paper

Record appears in: Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) > 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida





Author: Jones, Kelly J. ; Lust, David G. ; Brooks, Kathleen R. ; Vestal, Mallory K.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/143089?ln=en







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