Economic Evaluation of Stockwater Development Practices on Mountain Cattle Ranches in Utah

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Nielson, Robert Max
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agricultural economics; stockwater development; cattle ranches; Agricultural and Resource Economics
thesis / dissertation description
The state of Utah is comprised of 52.7 million acres of land of which 86 percent is covered by range vegetation. This rangeland provides part or all of the feed for approximately 430,000 head of cattle and 1,300,000 sheep. Rangeland products constitute from 33 to 40 percent of the agriculture income within the Intermountain Region. Utah's vast rangeland area represents a basic resource of considerable importance to her economy.