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The Impact of Land Fragmentation on Beef Cattle Inventory

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  • Mervish, Philip
  • Anderson, David P.
  • Richardson, James W.
  • Outlaw, Joe L.

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Many groups have discussed with alarm the impact of agricultural land conversion to non-agricultural uses. This research indicates little evidence that beef cow inventory has been negatively affected by land fragmentation. Average acres per transaction, total transactions, or a fragmentation index did not have an important effect on cattle inventory.

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Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas with number 6816.

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Keywords: Land Economics/Use; Livestock Production/Industries;

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  1. Thomas J. Nechyba & Randall P. Walsh, 2004. "Urban Sprawl," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 18(4), pages 177-200, Fall.
  2. Randal R. Rucker & Oscar R. Burt & Jeffrey T. LaFrance, 1984. "An Econometric Model of Cattle Inventories," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series archive-25, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  3. John M. Marsh, 1999. "The Effects of Breeding Stock Productivity on the U.S. Beef Cattle Cycle," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 81(2), pages 335-346.
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Cited by:
  1. Neal, Kalyn & Doye, Damona G. & Brorsen, B. Wade, 2012. "Fragmentation of Agricultural Land Parcels," 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama 119774, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

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