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Answer to the challenges of the 21st century in the Hungarian pig sector

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  • Balogh, Peter
  • Ertsey, Imre
  • Szucs, Istvan
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    Whether particular countries, regions within countries, and particular societies gain or lose in the process of globalization depends on where they are in the process of agricultural transformation and to what extent they can adjust? The Hungarian pork chain faces considerable disadvantages in several aspects as opposed to competing countries. In countries with developed meat chain a powerful concentration could be observed, whereas in Hungary, although disintegration has not increased, decentralization still prevails. In our research the operation of the co-operative was modelled as a generalized network problem in 2008. The model allows the quantification of the number of pigs from given farms to slaughterhouses, the maximum revenue from sales, the threshold prices of deliveries and the analysis on the impacts that the members of co-operatives exert on sales revenues.

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    Paper provided by International Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China with number 51027.

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    Keywords: cooperation; pig farms; network; Agribusiness; Livestock Production/Industries;

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    1. Ozsvari, Laszlo & Biro, Oszkar & Lakner, Zoltan, 2012. "Role of veterinary management in increasing pig breeding efficiency: a methodological approach," Studies in Agricultural Economics, Research Institute for Agricultural Economics, vol. 114(1), April.

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