• Integration of Cattle Production and Marketing Strategies with Improved Pastures and Native Range

      Ethridge, D. E.; Nance, J. D.; Dahl, B. E. (Society for Range Management, 1987-05-01)
      Forty-eight stocker cattle enterprises on tobosagrass, bluestem, and lovegrass pastures being bought and sold at different points in the seasonal cattle price cycle were evaluated to determine the set of enterprises which maximize ranch profits. All optimal plans for the 397-ha (980 ac) ranch included enterprises which showed ranch profit gains from forfeiture of some physical weight gains for the price advantages of off-season buying/selling.