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The Investment Potential Of Warm-Season Grasses For Hill-Land Beef Producers


  • D'Souza, Gerard E.
  • Romero, Rafael F.
  • Smith, Dennis K.


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.

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  • D'Souza, Gerard E. & Romero, Rafael F. & Smith, Dennis K., 1988. "The Investment Potential Of Warm-Season Grasses For Hill-Land Beef Producers," Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 17(1), April.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:nejare:29071

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