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Analisis de la calidad de la leche en un modelo microeconomico multi-output: el papel de la genetica

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  • Alvarez, Antonio
  • Arias, Carlos
  • Roibas, David

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Resumen Este trabajo analiza la calidad en la producción de leche y su relación con la genética del rebaño. El marco analítico es un modelo de producción multi-output en el que la calidad de la leche se considera como un output del proceso productivo. El modelo propuesto abre la posibilidad del tratamiento empírico de la calidad y la genética mediante el uso de funciones distancia. En la parte empírica del trabajo se usa un panel de datos de 96 explotaciones lecheras asturianas que contiene índices genéticos del rebaño. Palabras clave: leche, calidad, genética, multi-output, función distancia. Abstract In this paper we analyze the influence of genetics on milk quality. For that purpose, we use a multi-output production model in which milk quality is included as an additional output in milk production. A distance function is used to estimate empirically the contribution of genetics to milk quality. For that purpose, we use a panel data of 96 dairy farms in Asturias. This dataset contains indexes measuring the genetic traits of the herd.

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  • Alvarez, Antonio & Arias, Carlos & Roibas, David, 2005. "Analisis de la calidad de la leche en un modelo microeconomico multi-output: el papel de la genetica," Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales, Spanish Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 5(10).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:earnsa:28791
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    1. del Corral, J., 2009. "Studying the Impact of Managerial Activities on the Technical Efficiency of Wisconsin Dairy Farm," Efficiency Series Papers 2009/01, University of Oviedo, Department of Economics, Oviedo Efficiency Group (OEG).

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    Keywords

    milk; quality; genetics; multi-output production model; distance function.; Livestock Production/Industries; D21; Q12; C23;

    JEL classification:

    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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