ERIC Number: ED080845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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Some Motivations of Marshall County, Tennessee Cow-Calf System Producers. A Research Summary of a Graduate Study.
Brewer, Lester Ray; And Others
The purposes of this study were to determine the characteristic of 40 cow-calf producers randomly selected from a county population of 300 cattlemen, to find out which recommended management practices they were using, and to learn which factors had influenced them to adopt these practices. Farmers were interviewed and data were classified in terms of high, medium, and low production groups based on average number of pounds of beef sold per cow in 1970. Regarding management practices, it was found that high producers kept replacement heifers, increased herd size, averaged a higher management level, and were using other recommended practices in comparison to low producers. Characteristics of cattlemen (high and low producers), management practices, and reasons for adoption of such practices provided a basis for development of a useful educational plan for use with cow-calf producers in Marshall County, Tennessee. (A sixteen-item list of references is provided, as is a table which presents average and total beef management practice diffusion ratings by high, medium, and low producers for cattlemen interviewed.) (SC)
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Agricultural Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee