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Factors Influencing Support for a National Animal Identification System for Cattle in the United States

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  • DeeVon Bailey
  • Jeremy Slade

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A survey of state veterinarians and leaders of state cattle producer associations was conducted in January 2004 to identify the determinants of support for animal ID programs in the United States. The results indicate strong support for implementing some form of animal ID program, but that only about 40% of cattle association leaders supported a specific plan called the USAIP. The results suggest that familiarity with the USAIP, a perception that producers will share net benefits equally with other downstream firms, and whether or not a respondent was from a state requiring cattle to be branded were significantly related to the level of support a respondent indicated for the USAIP.

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Paper provided by Utah State University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2004-09.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: May 2004
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Handle: RePEc:usu:wpaper:2004-09

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Keywords: animal identification; USAIP; NAIS; BSE;

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Cited by:
  1. Bailey, DeeVon, 2007. "Political Economy of the U.S. Cattle and Beef Industry: Innovation Adoption and Implications for the Future," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 32(03), December.
  2. Resende Filho, Moises de Andrade & Buhr, Brian L., 2006. "Economic Evidence of Willingness to Pay for the National Animal Identification System in the US," 2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia 25342, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  3. Schroeder, Ted C. & Tonsor, Glynn T., 2012. "International cattle ID and traceability: Competitive implications for the US," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 31-40.

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