Project ID

E2007-11

Abstract

After conducting interviews with 43 Iowa graziers, the investigators developed fact sheets and a checklist to help other graziers make their operations more effective.

Key Question

How can custom grazing contracts be improved to help graziers’ profi tability?

Findings

Recommendations developed through the project included: Having a written agreement; regular communications between the partners; making sure all costs are covered, including extra labor to handle/process cattle and realistic feed costs; and matching the carrying capacity of the pasture to the cattle and grazing season.

Principal Investigator(s)

Teresa Opheim

Co-Investigator(s)

Joe Sellers

Year of Grant Completion

2011

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