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Factors Affecting Adoption of Cow-Calf Production Practices in Oklahoma


  • Ward, Clement E.
  • Vestal, Mallory K.
  • Doye, Damona G.
  • Lalman, David L.


Most technology adoption research has focused on crops. Primary data were used to determine differences in management practices among two groups of Oklahoma cow-calf producers based on herd size and cattle income dependence. Significant differences were noted between two groups of producers (smaller operations with less dependence on cattle versus larger with more dependence on cattle) in 79% of the management practices examined. Logit models determined factors influencing the probability of adopting 17 recommended practices. Important factors included the firm goal to choose practices that reduce labor, income dependence on cattle, human capital, and size of operation.

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  • Ward, Clement E. & Vestal, Mallory K. & Doye, Damona G. & Lalman, David L., 2008. "Factors Affecting Adoption of Cow-Calf Production Practices in Oklahoma," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 40(3), pages 851-863, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:jagaec:v:40:y:2008:i:03:p:851-863_00

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    1. Kim, Seon-Ae & Gillespie, Jeffrey M. & Paudel, Krishna P., 2004. "The Effect Of Economic Factors On The Apoption Of Best Management Practices In Beef Cattle Production," 2004 Annual Meeting, February 14-18, 2004, Tulsa, Oklahoma 34670, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
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    • 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
    • Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services


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