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Hog Producer Investment In Value-Added Agribusiness: Risk And Return Implications


  • Jones, Brian R.
  • Fulton, Joan R.
  • Dooley, Frank J.


Although producers have been enticed into investment in value-added agribusiness the risk and return impacts have not been quantified. A spreadsheet simulation model is used to evaluate how investments by hog farmers in slaughter plants and other alternatives affect returns and risk. Results suggest that hog producer investment in value-added agribusiness is efficient.

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  • Jones, Brian R. & Fulton, Joan R. & Dooley, Frank J., 1999. "Hog Producer Investment In Value-Added Agribusiness: Risk And Return Implications," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21537, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea99:21537

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    1. Marvin L. HAYENGA, 1997. "Cost Structures Of Pork Slaughter And Processing Firms: Behavioral And Performance Implications," Staff Papers 287, Iowa State University Department of Economics.
    2. Michael Boehlje & Jay Akridge & Dave Downey, 1995. "Restructuring agribusiness for the 21st century," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 11(6), pages 493-500.
    3. Hayenga, Marvin L., 1997. "Cost Structures of Pork Slaughter and Processing Firms: Behavioral and Performance Implications," ISU General Staff Papers 199705200700001287, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    4. Harris, Andrea & Stefanson, Brenda & Fulton, Murray E., 1996. "New Generation Cooperatives and Cooperative Theory," Journal of Cooperatives, NCERA-210, vol. 11.
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