As the capital requirements for the modern dairy enterprise increase, the Oregon milk producer and his lender need more information concerning the profitability, solvency and liquidity of the enterprise on which to base their financial decisions. This research examines three areas where more information could be used to
The traditional practice on beef cow-calf ranches in the high
desert region of Eastern Oregon has been to breed the cows to calve
in the Spring months. Interest has been growing recently in the practice
of Fall-calving; that is, breeding cows to calve in the months of
October and November....
The peppermint industry is the largest commercial herb industry
in the United States. Oregon is the largest peppermint producing
state with nearly 60 percent of the total United States peppermint
oil production. There is a need for economic information about current
and future prospects for the national peppermint industry as...
Ranchers in the high desert area of Eastern Oregon traditionally
market their calves when they are weaned in late fall.
This is the time when the market prices for calves are at a
In this study the economic feasibility of various alternative
management and marketing strategies for the...
Feedlot finishing of beef cattle in Southern Alberta involves
income risk due to the variability of prices of feeders, feed and
finished cattle. Several strategies are available to reduce this
risk, including hedging of cattle on feed, participation in a Federal-
Provincial government and producer established income stabilization
Commercial production of soybeans in Oregon has been limited. In
1977, less than 1,500 acres were grown, primarily in the Columbia Basin
area. However, interest in soybeans as a possible "new crop" for Oregon
has arisen because of the (1) recent strong soybean price, (2) the high
cost of transporting...
A model was developed to simulate winter wheat production on
irrigated farmland similar to that found near Hermiston, Oregon. The
simulated farm is irrigated with a side roll sprinkler system. A well
is located adjacent to the wheat field and the water is delivered by
an electrically powered pump. The...
Investing in farmland is one of the most important decisions that
farmers face in their lifetimes. Usually, large amounts of debt are
required to purchase a substantial tract of land, thereby reducing the
farmer's liquidity position and future borrowing capacity. Fixed debt
commitments must be met by highly variable future...