Cattle and Calf Losses to Predators—Feeder Cattle Enterprises in the United States
CitationGee, C. K. (1979). Cattle and calf losses to predators—feeder cattle enterprises in the United States. Journal of Range Management, 32(2), 152-154.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractNational losses to predators of beef cattle and calves on farms and ranches with 20 or more cows and market feeder calves or yearlings were investigated. Data are from a sample survey of about 1,800 producers in five major feeder cattle regions. Losses to dogs, coyotes, and all other predators were estimated. Percentage losses are small, but financial losses reach into millions of dollars.