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Factors Affecting The Adoption Of Value-Added Production On Cow-Calf Farms

  • Popp, Michael P.
  • Faminow, Merle D.
  • Parsch, Lucas D.
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    Factors that affect the decision to feed or sell calves at weaning are analyzed for Arkansas cow-calf operators. A discrete choice logit model is used to analyze the adoption of value-added cattle production. Farm size, human capital, perception of risk/returns and enterprise diversification are hypothesized to explain this decision. Regional factors and land quality are also accounted for. Operator perceptions towards risk, profitability and facilities were important. Production control and attention to marketing were also significant, but farm size and scale of cattle production had a minimal impact. Effects of human capital and off-farm labor opportunities need further investigation.

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    Article provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

    Volume (Year): 31 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 01 (April)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:15136
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    1. Gary Crow, 1997. "Estimating the Values of Cattle Characteristics Using an Ordered Probit Model," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 79(2), pages 463-476.
    2. Dinar, Ariel & Yaron, Dan, 1990. "Influence Of Quality And Scarcity Of Inputs On The Adoption Of Modern Irrigation Technologies," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 15(02), December.
    3. Young, Katherine D. & Shumway, C. Richard, 1991. "Cow-Calf Producers' Perceived Profit Maximization Objective: A Logit Analysis," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 23(01), July.
    4. Jeffrey H. Dorfman, 1996. "Modeling Multiple Adoption Decisions in a Joint Framework," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 78(3), pages 547-557.
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