Changes have occurred in recent years which have produced changes in the beef industry. Structural relationships that existed for the producer-feeder are not necessarily important in the operation of the cow-calf operator or the feed-lot operator. Because of these changes, a more thorough knowledge of the supply response of a small regional breakdown of the beef cattle industry should be available to farmers, econmists, outlook workers and policy makers in the agricultural industry. The study examines cow-calf operations and feed-lot operations to investigate U.S. beef calf production and develop an economic model for number of beef calves produced by region in the U.S.
South Dakota State University
Trierweiler, John E. and Erickson, Donald B., "Structural Relationships for National and regional Beef Cattle Production" (1965). Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletins (1939-2011). 36.