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  1. Vol. 57 No. 1, p. 27-30
    Received: May 7, 1964

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Relationship Between Rate of Stocking and Per Animal and Per Acre Performance on Pasture1

  1. R. G. Petersen,
  2. H. L. Lucas and
  3. G. O. Mott2



Quantitative theory indicates that gain per animal is constant as stocking rate is increased to a “critical” point. Beyond this point gain per head is inversely related to stocking rate. Gain per acre increases linearly as stocking rate is increased to the “critical” point, then decreases linearly with further increases in stocking rate.

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