The maximum production philosophy instilled in agriculture during the last 50 years has conditioned the nation's farmers to believe that the answer to today's low profit margins is to farm a few more acres or run a few more ewes and you will make it. As a result many producers are focusing on getting bigger rather than on getting better. At Pipestone we are trying to communicate that the economic payoff in sheep production is in getting better along with getting bigger.
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Caskey, Mike, "Enterprise Analysis: A Management Tool" (1999). South Dakota Sheep Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1999. 9.