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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1964. Department of Agricultural Economics.


Copyright 1964, the author. Used by permission.


The objective of this study was to provide information regarding the type of adjustments in the use of resources that would be the most advantageous to livestock farmers in Southeast Nebraska. The livestock farms were divided into three classes according to the total acres in the farm. Class 4 livestock farms had 140-259 acres, class 5 livestock farms had 260-499 acres, and Class 6 livestock farms had 500 acres or more. The average of the resource supplies for each class was used to construct a representative farm for each class. These representative farms were programmed with three different feed grain prices, three different pork prices, and three different beef prices, making a total of 27 programs for each class of livestock farms.

Advisor: A. W. Epp