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Cost-Size Relationships of North Dakota Ranches

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dc.contributor.author Leistritz, F. Larry
dc.contributor.author Schneeberger, Walter
dc.rights North Dakota State University en_US
dc.title Cost-Size Relationships of North Dakota Ranches en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.source North Dakota Farm Research: Vol. 30, No. 04, pp. 28-31 en_US
dc.description The article addresses the relationship between cost versus ranch size. Ranchers observed that the costs of resources used in their ranch businesses were increasing at a faster rate than the prices they received for their product which was beef cattle. This phenomenon, was termed the "cost-price squeeze". This reduces the margin between receipts and costs per animal sold. Several researchers have studied the ranch cost-size relationships using ranch survey data, which may be obscured by differences in management ability, range condition and related factors among ranchers surveyed. A study, using linear programming, was employed to determine was conducted to help determine the production costs for ranches of varying sizes in south-western North Dakota. the results are presented. Costs per unit of gross income decrease sharply as ranch size increases from a one-man operation to a two or three-man ranch, but cost benefit is slight when four-man.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-23T16:41:51Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-23T16:41:51Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/9790
dc.date 1973 en_US
dc.subject Ranching en_US
dc.subject Farm management en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US

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