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On the Choice Between the Stocking Rate and Time in Range Management

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  • Amitrajeet Batabyal

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  • Basudeb Biswas
  • E. Godfrey

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A long standing question in range management concerns the relative importance of the stocking rate versus the length oftime during which animals graze a particular rangeland. Weaddress this question by analyzing the problem faced by a privaterancher who wishes to minimize the long run expected net unit cost (LRENC) from range operations by choosing either the stocking rate or the length of time during which his animals graze hisrangeland. We construct a renewal-theoretic model and show that,in general, this rancher's LRENC with an optimally chosen stocking rate is lower than his LRENC with an optimally chosen grazing cycle length. From a management perspective, this means that correct stocking of the range is more important than the length of time during which animals graze the range. In addition, our research shows how to address questions concerning the desirability of temporal versus non-temporal controls in managing naturalresources such as fisheries and hunting grounds. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

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  • Amitrajeet Batabyal & Basudeb Biswas & E. Godfrey, 2001. "On the Choice Between the Stocking Rate and Time in Range Management," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 20(3), pages 211-223, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:20:y:2001:i:3:p:211-223
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1012647003818
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    1. Rohlin, Shawn M. & Batabyal, Amitrajeet A., 2005. "A theoretical perspective on managed rangelands and irreversible states," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 14(4), pages 487-494.
    2. Quaas, Martin F. & Baumgartner, Stefan & Becker, Christian & Frank, Karin & Muller, Birgit, 2007. "Uncertainty and sustainability in the management of rangelands," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 62(2), pages 251-266, April.
    3. Amit Batabyal & Peter Nijkamp, 2005. "On Container Versus Time Based Inspection Policies in Invasive Species Management," ERSA conference papers ersa05p162, European Regional Science Association.
    4. Batabyal, Amitrajeet A., 2000. "An interdisciplinary research agenda for the study of ecological-economic systems in the American West," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 26(2), pages 69-75, June.

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