Four different grazing systems: two rotational systems, a continuous grazing system, and a modified high-intensity, short-duration (mob) system were evaluated from an economic return and risk perspective. Stocking rates and average daily gains (ADG) were obtained from 2011 – 2014 from university ranch experiments in northern Nebraska. Simulation models were used to examine net returns and risk in each system and rank systems according to risk preferences. A twice through rotational grazing system was most profitable. Mob grazing was the least preferred, although when risk aversion increased, it rose in preference. Mob grazing could be profitable if adjustments increased animal performance.
Agricultural & Applied Economics Association and Western Agricultural Economics Association
Copyright © 2015 The Authors
Janssen, Larry; McMurtry, Bronc; Stockton, Matthew; Smart, Alexander; and Clay, Sharon A., "An Economic Analysis of High-Intensity, Short-duration Grazing Systems in South Dakota and Nebraska" (2015). Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science Faculty Publications. 5.