ECONOMICS OF VARIABLE SWINE GROWTH
Jay R. Parsons,
Dana Hoag () and
Stephen R. Koontz
No 36082, 2001 Annual Meeting, July 8-11, 2001, Logan, Utah from Western Agricultural Economics Association
This paper addresses the economic impacts of swine growth variability. Different economic penalties are determined to be associated with over-finishing versus under-finishing an animal. Marketing decisions based on the pen average are determined to be insignificantly less than optimal for a case study data set of 350 swine. Sensitivity analysis is conducted to determine the impact of increased growth and price variability.
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