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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Feeder cattle price slides
(Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2001-07)
A theoretical model is developed to explain the economics of determining price slides for feeder cattle. The contract is viewed as a dynamic game with continuous strategies where the buyer and seller are the players. The ...
Market inversion in commodity futures prices
(Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2002-12)
In an inverted market, current prices are higher than future prices and thus the price of storage is negative. Market inversions as measured with futures spreads rarely occur during early months of the crop year. However, ...
Value of increasing kernel uniformity
(Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2001)
Kernel size uniformity is an important physical quality attribute in terms of processing efficiency, quality control, and milling yield. This study developed optimal grain sorting strategies for elevators to use to increase ...