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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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  • Gé B.C. Backus & Robert P. King, 2008. "Producer incentives and plant investments for Salmonella control in pork supply chains," European Review of Agricultural Economics, Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics, vol. 35(4), pages 547-562, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:erevae:v:35:y:2008:i:4:p:547-562

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