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dc.contributor.authorFinlayson, J. D.
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-19T21:26:22Z
dc.date.available2015-04-19T21:26:22Z
dc.date.issued1989
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/6524
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this investigation was to study financial and physical implications to producers of selected management strategies that alter the pattern of livestock flow from the farm. To perform the study, a simulation model was constructed that incorporated economic, biological and managerial components. The analysis involved a comparison of a conventional Canterbury dryland prime lamb production system with two split flock systems that had differing proportions of the breeding flock lambing in autumn. Management variables included in the analysis were minimum drafting weight at which lambs could be sold and stocking rate. The selected management variables were each represented at three levels to form a 3 * 3 * 3 factorial. Results from the analysis indicated that farm production and profitability tended to increase over the range of tested stocking rates and drafting weights and that farm profits declined as the proportion of the ewe flock lambing in autumn increased. It was concluded that on the basis of currently available financial data that out of season lamb production is less profitable than conventional systems. There are compelling economic reasons for the meat industry to encourage farmers to reduce the seasonality with which lambs are supplied for slaughter. However, until farmers capture adequate benefits to make the necessary long term changes to their management systems, it is unlikely that out of season lamb production will become a significant feature of New Zealand agriculture.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectlamb productionen
dc.subjectbreedingen
dc.subjectstocking ratesen
dc.subjectflock systemsen
dc.subjectfarm managementen
dc.subjectagricultural economicsen
dc.titleA simulation study of out of season lamb productionen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Agricultural Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorBywater, Tony
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. en
dc.subject.anzsrc070201 Animal Breedingen
dc.subject.anzsrc140201 Agricultural Economicsen


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