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Economics Of Variable Swine Growth


  • Parsons, Jay R.
  • Hoag, Dana L.
  • Koontz, Stephen R.


This paper addresses the economic impacts of swine growth variability. Different economic penalties are determined to be associated with over-finishing versus under-finishing an animal. Marketing decisions based on the pen average are determined to be insignificantly less than optimal for a case study data set of 350 swine. Sensitivity analysis is conducted to determine the impact of increased growth and price variability.

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  • Parsons, Jay R. & Hoag, Dana L. & Koontz, Stephen R., 2001. "Economics Of Variable Swine Growth," 2001 Annual Meeting, July 8-11, 2001, Logan, Utah 36082, Western Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:waealo:36082

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    1. Jean-Paul Chavas & James Kliebenstein & Thomas D. Crenshaw, 1985. "Modeling Dynamic Agricultural Production Response: The Case of Swine Production," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 67(3), pages 636-646.
    2. Boland, Michael A. & Preckel, Paul V. & Schinckel, Allan P., 1993. "Optimal Hog Slaughter Weights Under Alternative Pricing Systems," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 25(02), December.
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