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Supply Response In The Australian Sheep Industry: A Case For Disaggregation And Dynamics

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  • Reynolds, R.G.
  • Gardiner, B.

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Microeconomic capital goods theory was utilised to provide a theoretical framework on which a dynamic econometric model was based. Econometric procedures were then employed in an analysis of sheep producers' decision making regarding the annual supplies of wool, lamb and mutton, and annual changes in the inventory levels of sheep, lambs and ewes maintained for breeding purposes. Estimates show that wool prices provide the long-run stimulus for increases and decreases in the sheep flock while mutton and lamb prices are responsible for short-run changes in flock composition. Substitution between sheep and beef cattle is of considerable importance although no significant substitution between sheep and cropping could be found. Seasonal conditions proved to be an important short-run supply shifter, affecting both numbers and composition of the sheep flock.

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  • Reynolds, R.G. & Gardiner, B., 1980. "Supply Response In The Australian Sheep Industry: A Case For Disaggregation And Dynamics," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 0(Number 3), pages 1-14, December.
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    1. B. H. Court, 1967. "Supply Response of New Zealand Sheep Farmers," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 43(2), pages 289-302, June.
    2. Freebairn, John W., 1973. "Some Estimates of Supply and Inventory Response Functions for the Cattle and Sheep Sector of New South Wales," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 0(Number 2-), pages 1-38, June.
    3. Gutman, G.O., 1955. "Investment and Production in Australian Agriculture," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 0(Number 04), pages 1-74, December.
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    1. Farrell, Terence C. & Tozer, Peter R., 1996. "Strategic Alliances and Marketing Cooperatives: a Lamb Industry Case Study," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 0(Number 02), pages 1-10, August.
    2. Fisher, Brian S. & Munro, Robyn G., 1983. "Supply Response In The Australian Extensive Livestock And Cropping Industries: A Study Of Intentions And Expectations," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 0(Number 1), pages 1-11, April.
    3. Vere, David T. & Griffith, Garry R. & Bootle, B.W., 1993. "Alternative Breeding Inventory Specifications In A Livestock Market Model," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 0(Number 3), pages 1-24, December.
    4. McCarl, Bruce A., 1984. "Model Validation: An Overview with some Emphasis on Risk Models," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 0(Number 03), pages 1-21, December.
    5. Vere, David T. & Griffith, Garry R., 1988. "Supply and Demand Interactions in the New South Wales Prime Lamb Market," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 0(Number 03), pages 1-19, December.
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