An economic analysis of five forest- grazing management systems in the southeastern United States. Academic Article uri icon


  • Alternative sources of livestock feed are being sought because of the ever-increasing demand for food grains. One potential source lies in the southern US forest range. An analysis of a year-long continuous and 4 rotational grazing systems was conducted. Each grazing management system was used with a 40-year timber rotation with thinnings in years 15 and 27. Three alternative stocking rates were analyzed for each rotational system. All of the rotational grazing systems were more economical than the year-long continuous grazing system, which produced the lowest rate of return (4.5%). When stocked at a maximum stocking rate, the short-duration grazing system was estimated to produce the highest rate of return (8.2%). -from WAERSA

published proceedings

  • Miscellaneous Publication - Texas Agricultural Experiment Station

author list (cited authors)

  • Lundgren, G. K., Conner, J. R., & Pearson, H. A.

complete list of authors

  • Lundgren, GK||Conner, JR||Pearson, HA

publication date

  • December 1984