EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

An Interactive Decision Model Integrating Broiler Production and Processing Responsiveness to Consumer and Producer Prices

Ecio Costa () and Jack E. Houston

No 25295, 2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia from International Association of Agricultural Economists

Abstract: In the vertically integrated poultry industry, profit maximization for broiler integrators must incorporate feed formulation, broiler production, and broiler processing operations to determine optimally sized birds for the most profitable market segments. Here, substituting cottonseed meal (CSM) for soybean meal (SBM) in broiler feed is evaluated under changing input and product market conditions, where there are two processing options - whole carcass vs. cut-up parts. For the prices analyzed, CSM-fed broilers earn higher profits for whole carcass processing, while SBM-fed broilers earn higher returns for cut-up parts processing. Optimal protein levels used in the feed processes exceed currently recommended levels.

Keywords: Livestock; Production/Industries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 16
Date: 2006
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/25295/files/pp060702.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ags:iaae06:25295

DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.25295

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in 2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia from International Association of Agricultural Economists Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by AgEcon Search ().

 
Page updated 2021-03-28
Handle: RePEc:ags:iaae06:25295