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Comparing Alternative Closed Swine Production Cooperatives: Adding Value to Corn Under Uncertainty


  • Poray, Michael C.
  • Ginder, Roger G.


Returns from establishing closed (defined membership) cooperatives owned by grain producers to produce hogs in Iowa are evaluated. Using a computer-simulated production model incorporating biological and price factors and statistical techniques, uncertainty of production and the market environment are modeled. The returns to each farmer-member are analyzed, and the distributions of value added and total payments for each operation are ranked using a stochastic dominance criteria. Additionally, the net present value of each cooperative is computed and these are compared against each other.

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  • Poray, Michael C. & Ginder, Roger G., 1999. "Comparing Alternative Closed Swine Production Cooperatives: Adding Value to Corn Under Uncertainty," Journal of Cooperatives, NCERA-210, vol. 14.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:jlcoop:46372

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    1. Diaz-Hermelo, Francisco & Gray, Allan W. & Smith, Edward G., 2000. "Modeling Member Responses to the Farmer Owned Cooperative's Alternative Capital Management Strategies," 2000 Annual Meeting, December 12-13 31813, NCERA-194 Research on Cooperatives.


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