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Producer incentives and plant investments for Salmonella control in pork supply chains

  • Gé B.C. Backus
  • Robert P. King

This paper presents a unified analysis of dynamic producer incentive systems for Salmonella control in primary production and slaughter plant investments in Salmonella control measures. We identify optimal incentive system parameters and cost-effective control strategies for achieving various levels of Salmonella prevalence. We compare the performance measures of the combined plant-level control and producer incentive system with results obtained under a producer incentive system only. The combined system allocates control effort among producers and the slaughter plant, resulting in 25--83 per cent lower expected total control cost for a wide range of threshold values. Oxford University Press and Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics 2008; all rights reserved. For permissions, please email, Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics in its journal European Review of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 35 (2008)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 547-562

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Handle: RePEc:oup:erevae:v:35:y:2008:i:4:p:547-562
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