Department of Economics
The profitability of seeding cropland to grass has been a problem for farmers and ranchers in North Central South Dakota for several years. Many factors may influence a decision to divert cropland to grazing land for the production of beef. An additional problem arises in reaching a decision concerning pasture grasses to produce and/or a grazing system to establish.
It is the purpose of this publication to present a method and a procedure to use in making an economic analysis of alternative grassland systems for beef production. The returns obtained from grassland may then be compared with returns from grain production on similar type land.
grass production economics, grain production economics
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Allen, H. R., "Grassland Production Systems Compared with Grain Production: North Central South Dakota" (1972). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 605.