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Modeling Dynamic Agricultural Production Response: The Case of Swine Production

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  • Chavas, J. P.
  • Kliebenstein, James

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Crop and livestock production processes are typically dynamic and involve growing biological assets which are eventually marketed. This study presents a production model of biological growth based on a differential equation specification. Economic implications for optimal input use and optimal replacement policy are discussed in this context. The approach is applied to the growing-finishing phase of a swine production enterprise. The results demonstrate that the knowledge of the growth function is crucial in evaluating dynamic production decisions.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 10631.

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Date of creation: 01 Aug 1985
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Publication status: Published in American Journal of Agricultural Economics, August 1985, vol. 67 no. 3
Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:10631

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