Vertical integration and health control measures in the French young beef bull sector
Sabine Duvaleix () and
No 18-04, Working Papers SMART from INRAE UMR SMART
The French young beef bull sector presents a complex organisation. The more animals are mixed and subjected to long transports, the more likely they will be to develop bovine respiratory disease (BRD). We aimed to understand the vertical integration patterns in the young beef bull sector and how they influence public health issues (BRD and antibiotic use). Transaction costs analyses revealed a diversity of vertical integration patterns, from spot market to vertical integration. The “health issues” parameter is involved in different categories of transaction costs (risk, uncertainty, quality). When vertical integration is strong (weak), the risk of BRD is low (high), which thus have an indirect effect on antibiotic use.
Keywords: transaction costs; vertical integration; young beef bull sector; animal health control measures; reduction of antibiotics use (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D23 L14 Q13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 32 pages
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