Rangelands provide a broad array of goods and services for human existence and use (Havstad et al., 2007). In an agricultural production context, rangelands are predominantly used for the production of animal proteins, such as beef and sheep meat (Havstad et al., 2007). Rangelands based beef and sheep production systems are typified by low input/low stocking rate production systems that utilize native ornaturalized grasslands under low and variable precipitation. With competition for rangeland use being increasingly driven by a range of factors (use and non-use factors), the comparative ability of rangelandsto economically produce meat protein within a global market will partly determine future land use, the mix of goods and services supplied and their economic value. The focus of this study is to use globalhistorical production and economic performance data to look at the competitiveness of producing meat protein from rangelands, when compared against grasslands and more intensive feeding based systems.
|Title of host publication||10th International Rangeland Congress|
|Place of Publication||Saskatoon, Canada|
|Publisher||10th International Rangeland Congress|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||10th International Rangeland Congress - Teacher's Credit Union Place, Saskatoon, Canada|
Duration: 16 Jul 2016 → 22 Jul 2016
http://2016canada.rangelandcongress.org/#sthash.vMqQTDBV.fXTmnoCF.dpbs (Conference website)
|Conference||10th International Rangeland Congress|
|Abbreviated title||The Future Management of Grazing and Wild Lands in a High-Tech World|
|Period||16/07/16 → 22/07/16|
|Other||The Organizing Committee for the 10th International Rangeland Congress is looking forward to hosting delegates from around the globe this July in Saskatoon! We have put together an ambitious program to meet the aim of the IRC to promote the interchange of scientific and technical information on all aspects of rangelands.|
The theme of this year's Congress is "The Future Management of Grazing and Wild Lands in a High-Tech World". Over 500 papers from authors representing nearly 60 countries have been submitted for consideration as an oral or poster presentation in one of 31 sub-theme areas.