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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Title: A whole-farm economic analysis of season-long and intensive-early grazing systems
Year: 1991
Author(s): Webb-Redmond, J., Buller, O. H., Posler, G. L., Owensby, C. E., Cochran, R. C.
Source Title: Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Source Type: Journal
pages: 83-89
Original Publication: http://  
Abstract: Two grazing systems used by farmers and ranchers in the Flint Hills region of Kansas are the season-long (SLS) and intensive-early stocking (IES). The IES pastures grassland is for one-half the usual grazing season but the stocking rate is twice or more the rate of SLS. IES uses grassland more intensively during the early part of the season while it is more nutritious. This study compares the two systems, SLS which is more grassland intensive, in a whole farm framework. Both systems fit into some farm situations depending on the amount of pasture available relative to capital.