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Evaluation of alternative techniques to determine pork carcass value
(Journal of Animal Science, 2014-12-11)
Three techniques for estimating the value of pork carcasses were evaluated: an optical probe, a real-time ultrasound scanner, and an electromagnetic scanner (EMSCAN). The ability of these techniques to predict carcass value ...
Using both sociological and economic incentives to reduce moral hazard
(Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2003-08)
Economists tend to focus on monetary incentives. In the model developed here, both sociological and economic incentives are used to diminish the apparent moral hazard problem existing in commodity grading. Training that ...
Model selection for discrete dependent varaibles: better statistics for better steaks
(Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2004-12)
Little research has been conducted on evaluating out-of-sample forecasts of discrete dependent variables. This study describes the large and small sample properties of two forecast evaluation techniques for discrete dependent ...
Cost of forward contracting hard red winter wheat
(Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2000-04)
Two methods were used to estimate the cost of forward contracting hard red winter wheat. One hundred days before delivery, the estimated cost of forward contracting ranged from six cents/bu. to eight cents/bu. Thus, further ...
Effect of risk aversion on feeder cattle prices
(Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 1994-12)
This paper determines the effects of cattle feeders' risk aversion on feeder cattle prices using pen data of Kansas feedlots. Higher profit risk results in lower feeder cattle prices. The elasticity of feeder cattle price ...
Pesticide productivity: What are the trends?
(Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 1995-07)
Obtaining estimates of pesticide productivity is an economic response to the growing public concern about the steady increase of pesticide use in the United States. This type of research indicates the cost of limiting ...
Economic Analysis of Stocker Cattle Production Alternatives Using a Computer Simulation Model
(Oklahoma State University, 1980-12-01)
Performance of alternate component pricing systems for pork
(Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 1998-12)
One method of implementing value-based marketing is a component pricing system. This research develops and evaluates alternative component pricing systems for pork. Two electronic technologies for estimating carcass ...
Consolidating rural school districts: potential savings and effects on student achievement
(Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2000-12)
One frequently proposed policy is to consolidate rural school districts in order to save money by obtaining economies of size. The effects of school district size on both expenditures and standardized test scores are ...
Economic impacts of banning subtherapeutic use of antibiotics in swine production
(Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2001)
Public health officials and physicians are concerned about possible development of bacterial resistance and potential effects on human health that may be related to the use of antimicrobial agents in livestock feed. The ...