Agricultural Economics Department


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Published in Cornhusker Economics, 06/30/2004. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


A recent survey of cow-calf producers in thirtyseven Western Nebraska counties inquired about cowcalf management practices and demographic characteristics of the respondents. Usable questionnaires were returned by 315 producers. Respondents categorized themselves as living either in the Panhandle (PH), Southwest (SW), Sandhills (SH) or ‘CKB’ areas of Western Nebraska. The ‘CKB’ area included producers who lived in Custer, Keya Paha or Boyd counties. For some questions the responses from some areas were too few to report separately, so areas were aggregated for reporting purposes. The survey sample was stratified by herd size measured as number of beef cows. The Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) drew the random sample and mailed the questionnaires.