Wheat Stocker Decision Tools
Dual purpose winter wheat is common in the U.S. southern plains. Wheat forage is grazed by stocker calves from late fall to mid winter. After maturity, wheat grain is harvested. This production system has a number of critical decision points. We discuss three new software tools available to Extension educators and wheat stocker producers to aid in estimating stocker returns, assess the economically-optimal gender and weight combination for stockers, and determine the optimal date for terminating the grazing phase of this system.
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DeVuyst, E. A., Epplin, F., Peel, D., & Horn, G. (2010). Wheat Stocker Decision Tools. The Journal of Extension, 48(3), Article 31. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.48.03.31