Table 4. Comparison of gain per acre from selected stocking rates (in lbs).
 

 

A

B

C

 

Stocking rate that would result in the maximum gain/acre in each year.

Stocking rate that if held constant would result in the maximum gain/acre over the 12-year period.

Gain/acre over the 12-year period if stocking rate were held constant at 0.96 AUMs/acre, the average of the moderate treatment over this period.

Year

AUMs
/acre

gain
/acre

AUMs
/acre

gain
/acre

AUMs
/acre

gain
/acre

1991

2.26

62.5

2.14

62.4

0.96

41.3

1992

2.68

134.8

2.14

129.2

0.96

77.6

1993

3.41

175.8

2.14

148.9

0.96

74.9

1994

2.27

58.1

2.14

57.9

0.96

38.2

1995

3.08

84.7

2.14

76.5

0.96

42.5

1996

2.04

57.0

2.14

56.8

0.96

38.9

1997

1.92

92.4

2.14

91.0

0.96

65.6

1998

2.08

91.2

2.14

91.1

0.96

60.1

1999

3.18

111.4

2.14

98.4

0.96

51.8

2000

2.81

76.6

2.14

72.2

0.96

42.7

2001

 

*

2.14

99.9

0.96

50.8

2002

0.94

41.5

2.14

-44.6

0.96

41.5

12-year Avg.

2.42

89.6

2.14

78.3

0.96

52.2

* The regression for 2001 was not suitable to project the peak in gain/acre.