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- Mosnier, C., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Agricultural systems 2019 v.171 pp. 126-134
- altitude; beef; beef cattle; beef production; bioeconomics; farm structure; farmers; farms; feed prices; milk; models; production technology; profits and margins; risk; France
- ... Mountain farmers face additional structural constraints (e.g., steep slopes, high elevations, fragmented fields) along with the regular risks inherent to agriculture, such as economic fluctuations. We thus hypothesized that simultaneously producing dairy and beef herds (i.e., “mixed cattle systems”) on mountain farms is a good compromise between a farm's expected profits and the variation in these ...
- Mosnier, C., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Agricultural systems 2009 v.102 no.1-3 pp. 77-88
- cow-calf operations; beef cattle; farm management; profitability; bioeconomic models; simulation models; optimization; beef; prices; herd size; cattle feeding; diet; hay; weather; France
- ... Tactical adjustments to seasonal weather conditions and beef price may generate additional income or avoid losses in French beef cattle farms. Due to the length of the suckler cow production cycle, adjustment decisions may impact not only on current production and profit but also on future farm outcomes. To better understand the consequences of shocks and subsequent production adjustments on the e ...