THIS POST MUST BE DONE IN APA STYLE, APA CITATION, AND APA REFERENCE. Thanks for your posts, Lindsey, Jorge, Nicholas, Briana, and Stacy. The ranchers are slaughtering the calves because the marginal cost is greater than the marginal revenue. Reduce output to increase profit makes sense. Yet there are hungry people throughout our country. What if the US government chose to subsidize beef production and redistribute the surplus to needy families? How would that change the profit-maximizing rate of output?