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ECONOMIC ISSUES OF BROILER PRODUCTION LENGTH

Szőllősi László, Szűcs István and Andras Nabradi ()

Economics of Agriculture, 2014, vol. 61, issue 3, 14

Abstract: The length of broiler production cycle is also an important factor when profitability is measured. This paper is to determine the effects of different market ages and down-time period, overall broiler production cycle length on performance and economic parameters based on Hungarian production and financial circumstances. A deterministic model was constructed to manage the function-like correlations of age-related daily weight gain, daily feed intake and daily mortality data. The results show that broiler production cycle length has a significant effect on production and economic performance. Cycle length is determined by the length of down-time and grow-out periods. If down-time period is reduced by one day, an average net income of EUR 0.55 per m2 is realizable. However, the production period is not directly proportional either with emerging costs or obtainable revenues. Profit maximization is attainable if the production period is 41-42 days.

Keywords: Agribusiness; Industrial Organization; Livestock Production/Industries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.186516

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