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Building a Montana Organic Livestock Industry



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By Jeff Schahczenski

Published: 2008

Updated: 2008

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Introduction

This final report on a Montana project begins with a cost of production survey and then examines how organic beef producers in Montana can better access regional and national markets. In a broader sense, this report provides an understanding of the value chain of the organic grass-finished beef market from the producer to consumer.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Cost of Production Survey
General Questions
Cost of Grass
Costs of Raising a Calf to Weaning Weight
Cost of Raising Calves to Slaughter Weight
Summary
Comparison with Other Studies
The Evolving Market
Direct Market Value-Added
Tentative Value Chains
Summary
Recommendations

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