The Steady State Distribution of Animals in Short Duration Grazing

11 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2001

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Amitrajeet A. Batabyal

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Department of Economics

Seung Jick Yoo

Korea Energy Economics Institute

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Abstract

This note addresses the following hitherto unstudied question in rangeland management: What is the steady state distribution of livestock animals for rangelands that are managed using short duration grazing? We use the theory of alternating renewal processes to answer this question and our answer has two desirable features. First, we do not assume a specific functional form for the cumulative distribution function of the amount of time that the animals spend in the various paddocks. Second, we permit the amount of time spent by the animals in distinct paddocks to be represented by dissimilar cumulative distribution functions.

Keywords: Paddock, Range Management, Short Duration Grazing, Uncertainty

JEL Classification: Q20, Q24, D80

Suggested Citation

Batabyal, Amitrajeet A. and Yoo, Seung Jick, The Steady State Distribution of Animals in Short Duration Grazing. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=286666 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.286666

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