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The stocking rate versus time in range management: a review of recent theoretical developments


  • Amitrajeet Batabyal
  • Basudeb Biswas
  • E. Bruce Godfrey


A long-standing question in range management concerns the relative importance of the stocking rate versus the length of time during which animals graze a particular rangeland. Recently, Batabyal and co-workers provided a theoretical answer to this question. Given the importance of this question for practical range management, this paper has two objectives. First, it provides a non-technical discussion of the methodology employed and the analysis conducted by Batabyal and co-workers. Second, it points out and discusses the significance of two range management questions that are suggested by the previous analysis.

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  • Amitrajeet Batabyal & Basudeb Biswas & E. Bruce Godfrey, 2001. "The stocking rate versus time in range management: a review of recent theoretical developments," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(8), pages 555-559.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:8:y:2001:i:8:p:555-559
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850010014486

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    1. Amitrajeet A Batabyal & Basudep Biswas & E B Godfrey, 2000. "On the Choice of Stocking Rate and Time in Range Management," Levine's Working Paper Archive 2121, David K. Levine.
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    1. Amitrajeet Batabyal, 2003. "Herding in ranch operations: an analysis of a search problem," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(3), pages 177-179.

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