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Determinants of increased real prices of livestock in Balochistan

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  • Zaman, Nadeem Uz
  • Marri, Sohrab Khan

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The real prices of livestock in Balochistan have been increasing dramatically over the last decade and still there is no sign for them to recede. There is no study that accounts for determinants of this rise in the real prices of livestock in Balochistan. The purpose of this research was to find out the determinants for the increasing real prices of livestock. The research was mainly conducted in Balochistan including rural and urban areas of Quetta, Mastung and Kuchlaq. Twenty-nine farmers, livestock experts, government agencies and vets were selected as the respondents to gather data using questioning technique. In addition, some of the data was also obtained from the report of SMEDA. Judgemental sampling was used as the method for data collection from the respondents. The data thus collected was descriptively analysed. The study found that the determinants for the rise in the real prices of livestock included shortage of production/supply, high risk of raising animals, smuggling of livestock across the boarders, lack of government support and low level of technological use.

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  • Zaman, Nadeem Uz & Marri, Sohrab Khan, 2011. "Determinants of increased real prices of livestock in Balochistan," MPRA Paper 32608, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:32608
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    1. Chad E. Hart & Bruce A. Babcock & Dermot J. Hayes, 2001. "Livestock Revenue Insurance," Journal of Futures Markets, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 21(6), pages 553-580, June.
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    Keywords

    real prices; livestock; Balochistan;

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    • A10 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - General
    • D00 - Microeconomics - - General - - - General

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