A computer model has been developed to analyze alternate management strategies and energy and economic constraints. Daily production of beef animals and growing crops is simulated in response to prevailing conditions and system interactions using the GASP IV simulation language. Complete inventories of plant dry matter, animal status, production resources and economic net worth are maintained over the simulation period.

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Published in Transactions of the ASAE, v. 24, issue 1, p. 164-173.

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Also supporting was N.S.F. (RANN), Grant No. AER 75-18706.

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This paper is published with the approval of the Director of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station and Designed Paper No. 78-2-3-5-41.