Department of Economics
Possible impacts of rural water systems on livestock production in the following areas were included in the study:
1. increased productivity because of good quality water;
2. production of added livestock if sufficient water were available; and
3. losses averted because of sufficient water during drought.
Two methodologies were used to estimate the impacts of a rural water system. . First, livestock production of members and nonmembers was compared to determine any significant differences between the groups. The impacts of the rural water system, as stated by members, were then quantified in a simulation model.
rural water districts impacts, livestock water quality economics
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Lundeen, A., "A Case Study in Rural Water Development: Impact on Livestock Producers" (1984). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 697.