The Price Of Predators: An Economic Impact Model For Livestock Ranches

The Price Of Predators: An Economic Impact Model For Livestock Ranches

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Rangelands – In Wyoming, about $4 million worth of rangeland cattle and sheep were lost to predators in 2005. Using a computerized model, researchers have now simulated an individual ranch’s economic impact of livestock losses to predators such as wolves and coyotes. Both short-term profitability and long-term viability were found to be affected by predation.

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