Depressed conditions of the cattle feeding industry in the Upper Midwest have promted interested parties to evaluate in detail, the criteria involved to help identify areas where relief can be obtained. In our region, questions have been raised regarding the disadvantage to cattle feeders caused by our climate. This report summarizes an effort to model the extent that weather conditions impacy the efficiency of feedlot cattle in South Dakota and the economic limits imposed.
Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Pritchard, R. H., "Effect of Climate on the Economics of Cattle Feeding in South Dakota" (1985). South Dakota Cattle Feeders Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1985. 3.