Integrated On-Farm Decision Making: Economic Implications of Increased Variation in Litter Size
AbstractIncreased litter sizes and associated piglet performance consequences, challenge swine producers. Stochastic modeling captured bioeconomic performance of individual piglets. As average litter size increased from 8.8 to 20.8 piglets, costs and revenues per head marketed from the demonstration herd decreased and total profit increased at a decreasing rate.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2011 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2011, Corpus Christi, Texas with number 98817.
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stochastic modeling; farm business management; swine litter size; Agribusiness; Farm Management; Livestock Production/Industries;
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