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Title: OPTIMAL HOG SLAUGHTER WEIGHTS UNDER ALTERNATIVE PRICING SYSTEMS
Authors: Boland, Michael A.
Preckel, Paul V.
Schinckel, Allan P.
Keywords: Swine production management
Hog pricing systems
Hog marketing
Issue Date: 1993-12
Abstract: Three hog genotypes are simulated to determine how producer profits, economically optimal slaughter weights, and carcass component weights change under three pricing models. Live weight pricing pays more for the fatter barrows whereas a three component (separate payments for fat, lean, and byproducts) and six component (separate payments for major primal cuts, other lean, fat, and byproducts) pricing system pay more for the leaner gilts. Implications for selection of genetic stock and pricing system are presented.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/15033
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 25, Number 02, December 1993
Total Pages: 16
Language: English
From Page: 148
To Page: 163
Collections:Volume 25, Number 02, December 1993

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