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The Empirical Impact Of Bovine Somatotropin On A Group Of New York Dairy Farms

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  • Stefanides, Zdenko
  • Tauer, Loren W.

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Data from a panel of New York Dairy farms were used to estimate rbST adoption functions, and to measure the impact of rbST on milk output and profitability per cow. Adoption results are consistent with previous rbST adoption studies. Farm size, productivity and education of the principal operator are the most important explanatory variables influencing adoption. The use of rbST was found to significantly increase milk output per cow net of other explanatory variables, correcting for self-selection with respect to rbST use. The impact on profits, was, however, not statistically different from zero at any conventional statistical significance level.

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Paper provided by Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management in its series Working Papers with number 7263.

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Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:ags:cudawp:7263

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  1. Stefanides, Zdenko & Tauer, Loren W., 1998. "The Empirical Impact Of Bovine Somatotropin On A Group Of New York Dairy Farms," 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT 20888, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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  1. Tauer, Loren W., 2000. "The Impact of bST on Farm Profits," Working Papers 127677, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
  2. Stefanides, Zdenko & Tauer, Loren W., 1998. "The Empirical Impact Of Bovine Somatotropin On A Group Of New York Dairy Farms," Working Papers 7263, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
  3. Oehmke, James F. & Wolf, Christopher A., 2002. "Technology Valuation Distributions With Heterogeneous Adopters," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19777, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  4. Kassie, Menale & Shiferaw, Bekele & Muricho, Geoffrey, 2011. "Agricultural Technology, Crop Income, and Poverty Alleviation in Uganda," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 39(10), pages 1784-1795.
  5. An, Henry, 2008. "The Adoption and Disadoption of Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin in the U.S. Dairy Industry," 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida 6278, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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  9. Tauer, Loren W., 2004. "The Impact Of Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin On Dairy Farm Profits: A Switching Regression Analysis," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20411, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  10. Lesser, William H., 1997. "Assessing the Implications of IPR on Plant and Animal Agriculture," Staff Papers 121166, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
  11. Foltz, Jeremy D. & Chang, Hsiu-Hui, 2001. "The Adoption and Profitability of rbST on Connecticut Dairy Farms," Research Reports 25168, University of Connecticut, Food Marketing Policy Center.
  12. Demont, Matty & Tollens, Eric, 1999. "The Economics Of Agricultural Biotechnology: Historical And Analytical Framework," Working Papers 31845, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centre for Agricultural and Food Economics.
  13. Barham, Bradford L. & Foltz, Jeremy D. & Moon, Sunung & Jackson-Smith, Douglas, 2002. "Rbst Use Among U.S. Dairy Farmers: A Comparative Analysis From 6 States," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19598, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  14. McBride, William D. & Short, Sara D. & El-Osta, Hisham S., 2002. "Production And Financial Impacts Of The Adoption Of Bovine Somatotropin On U.S. Dairy Farms," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19908, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).

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