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Provedor de dados:  AgEcon
País:  United States
Título:  Animal Efficiency in an Intensive Beef Production System
Autores:  Fleming, Euan M.
Fleming, Pauline
Rodgers, Heidi
Griffith, Garry R.
Johnston, David
Data:  2005-10-05
Ano:  2005
Palavras-chave:  Efficiency
Intensive agriculture
Scope economies
Livestock Production/Industries
Resumo:  A stochastic input distance function is estimated to analyse the efficiency with which physical characteristics of individual lot-fed beef cattle in Australia are combined with conventional inputs to produce a final product possessing defined quality attributes. High mean technical efficiency estimates are reported for all animals and by breed. All partial output elasticities with respect to inputs are of expected sign. Of four outputs included in the analysis, carcass weight and moisture retention in meat after cooking have highly significant coefficients of expected sign, but two meat quality variables have coefficients of unexpected sign indicating that they decline as inputs increase. Some evidence is detected of scope economies between moisture retention in meat and the inverse of meat compression.
Tipo:  Conference Paper or Presentation
Idioma:  Inglês
Identificador:  17990
Editor:  AgEcon Search
Relação:  European Association of Agricultural Economists>2005 International Congress, August 23-27, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark
Poster Paper
Formato:  15


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