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Ex Ante Evaluation of the Economic Impacts of Growth Promotants in the U.S. Livestock and Meat Sector


  • Hayenga, Marvin L.
  • Buhr, Brian L.


Introduction of animal growth-enhancing technologies will have significant economic impacts on the U.S. livestock sector. Products analyzed include somatotropins and b-agonists in both beef and pork. Economic impacts on the beef, pork, and poultry sectors are estimated using a quarterly econometric simulation model of the U.S. livestock sector. The model allows for: (1) dynamic interaction of the competing meat animal industries as growth-enhancing products become available in each industry; and (2) comprehensive accounting of the cross-commodity effects of the technology changes. Results show that initial adopters are likely to obtain some benefits, but industry profits return to "normal" in the longer run.

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  • Hayenga, Marvin L. & Buhr, Brian L., 1994. "Ex Ante Evaluation of the Economic Impacts of Growth Promotants in the U.S. Livestock and Meat Sector," Staff General Research Papers Archive 11318, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:11318

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    1. Roxanne Clemens, 2002. "Why Can't Vidalia Onions Be Grown in Iowa? Developing a Branded Agricultural Product," Midwest Agribusiness Trade Research and Information Center (MATRIC) Publications 02-mbp3, Midwest Agribusiness Trade Research and Information Center (MATRIC) at Iowa State University.
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    1. Liang, Jing, 2010. "Three essays on food safety and foodborne illness," ISU General Staff Papers 201001010800002782, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    2. Hayes, Dermot J. & Jensen, Helen H. & Backstrom, Lennart & Fabiosa, Jacinto F., 2001. "Economic Impact Of A Ban On The Use Of Over The Counter Antibiotics In U.S. Swine Rations," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA), vol. 4(01).

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