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The Livestock Option For North Dakota Farmers

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dc.contributor.author Taylor, Richard
dc.contributor.author Landblom, Douglas
dc.contributor.author Hughes, Harlan
dc.contributor.author Haugse, Clayton
dc.contributor.author Faller, Timothy
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Vernon
dc.contributor.author Duncan, Marvin
dc.rights North Dakota State University en_US
dc.title The Livestock Option For North Dakota Farmers en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.source North dakota farm Research: Vol. 49, no. 04, pgs. 3-7 en_US
dc.description From 1967 to 1991, income for North Dakota remained fairly unchanged. At the time of this writing public policy makes and other business leaders wondered if increased livestock would generate both income and jobs in the state. A combination of agricultural export growth, government farm subsidies and periods of strength in crop prices with periods of weakness in livestock prices had contributed to a declining interest in livestock production in North Dakota. The discussion of increased livestock capacity needs to be tempered with the reality of such producing actual gains in income in North Dakota. Also, will this result in increased activity overall in North Dakota communities. Other considerations are if there are better ways to use the state's forage base, adding value to current feed grain crops, better utilisation of farm labour and management plus the improved resilience of farm businesses. Increeased production of livestock would generate income for other related businesses necessary to support such. The cyclical prices of livestock makes the inclusion of a successful business plan to address these. Increased livestock can fully utilize North Dakota's idle resources. Fish, sheep, goat, poultry, wild game and exotic animal production further increase profits. A recommended venture into these markets slowly was made. However, it was noted that a substantial investment needed to be made to make any meaningful income enhancement.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-17T14:10:38Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-17T14:10:38Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/9583
dc.date 1992 en_US
dc.subject Livestock production en_US
dc.subject Farm management en_US

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