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dc.contributor.supervisor Brewin, Derek (Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics) en_US
dc.contributor.author Sirski, Tanis
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-24T21:05:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-24T21:05:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8480
dc.description.abstract Cow-calf producers in western Canada are faced with many decisions throughout the production cycle. The choice of calving time impacts production rate, marketability of calves, income and expenses and net revenue. The purpose of this study was to determine whether June calving could increase net revenues and be a preferred choice across different risk aversion levels over March calving in western Canada. Data for this study were taken from a study carried out by Iwaasa et al. (2009), who collected information from three sites; Brandon, MB, Lanigan, SK and Swift Current SK. Stochastic budgets and a simulation model were used to study the economic impact of calving time. In Brandon and Lanigan, It was found that June calving increased net income and was the dominant alternative across all levels of risk aversion, and in Swift Current, June dominated at high-risk aversion levels. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Risk en_US
dc.subject Cow-calf en_US
dc.subject Stochastic simulation en_US
dc.subject Calving en_US
dc.title The effect of calving season on economic risk and return in cow-calf operations in western Canada en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Johnson, Gary (Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics) Scott, Shannon (Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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