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Producer Valuation Of Herd Bull Characteristics

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  • Holt, John D.
  • Fields, Deacue
  • Prevatt, J. Walter
  • Kriese-Anderson, Lisa
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    This study evaluates the importance of certain bull characteristics (disposition, EPD's, conformation, etc.) on a cow-calf producer's herd bull purchase decision. Data were collected from the Auburn University Bull Test Sale from 1997 to 2004. A total of 260 buyers purchased a total of 370 bulls during this six-year period. These buyers will be surveyed to determine demographics, farm characteristics, and the importance of factors influencing their bull purchase decision. A hedonic pricing model will be utilized to determine the value that individual buyers place on various factors or bull characteristics when purchasing a bull.

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    Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO with number 20214.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea04:20214

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    Keywords: Livestock Production/Industries;

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