The volume of feed grain and roughage production varies from year to year and the variation in South Dakota is sizable. This variation has a bearing on the extent to which cattle feeding is carried out in South Dakota. It helps to explain why different areas or regions have unlike rates of expansion. It is important that this variation be recognized for there are a number of sound farm management practices which can be used to reduce instability and uncertainty. Feeders in some areas must make more provisions to increase stability than others. Stabilization of feed grain and roughage availability could be expected to hasten the expansion of the State’s cattle feeding industry. Taking advantage of current research and market developments can help the individual feeder compete through reducing his costs, and perhaps, also reduce his dependence upon crops that fluctuate widely in production.
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South Dakota State College
Dailey, Edward, "Variability of Feed Grain and Forage Production in South Dakota" (1963). Agricultural Experiment Station Agricultural Economics Pamphlets. 128.