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Cost Effectiveness Of On-Farm Semi-Confinement Systems For Cow-Calf Production


  • Jones, Kelly J.
  • Lust, David G.
  • Brooks, Kathleen R.
  • Vestal, Mallory K.


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.

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  • Jones, Kelly J. & Lust, David G. & Brooks, Kathleen R. & Vestal, Mallory K., 2013. "Cost Effectiveness Of On-Farm Semi-Confinement Systems For Cow-Calf Production," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 143089, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea13:143089

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    Confinement cow-calf systems; cow cost; drought management; Farm Management; Livestock Production/Industries; Production Economics;

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