After conducting interviews with 43 Iowa graziers, the investigators developed fact sheets and a checklist to help other graziers make their operations more effective.
How can custom grazing contracts be improved to help graziers’ profi tability?
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.
Year of Grant Completion
Opheim, Teresa and Sellers, Joe, "Custom grazing contracts: Successful models to grow profit, avoid pitfalls" (2011). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 390.