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Master of Science (MS)


Agricultural Systems Technology and Education


N. Keith Roberts


The production of livestock in Utah is important to the economy of the state. The economic life of many communities throughout the state depends on income from livestock. Cash receipts from range livestock were $62.7 million or 38.8 percent of the total from agriculture in Utah in 1958 (18).

Much land in Utah is used almost exclusively for livestock production. Of the 52.7 million acres in Utah about 78 percent is used for the production of range livestock (15). Sheep obtain approximately 86 percent and cattle 56 percent of their forage needs from range lands (15, p.28). Although there are alternative uses for some areas, grazing livestock is the only significant economic use for much range land in the state.

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