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Title: PRODUCTION CONTRACTS, RISK SHIFTING, AND RELATIVE PERFORMANCE PAYMENTS IN THE PORK INDUSTRY
Authors: Martin, Laura L.
Keywords: Absolute performance payment
Income variability
Pork industry
Production contracts
Relative performance payment
Risk shifting
Issue Date: 1997-12
Abstract: Actual performance records of production contract farmers are used to assess the extent to which contract production reduces the risk borne by pork producers. Comparisons of contracting relative to independent market production reveal that farmers who enter into production contracts based on absolute performance measures reduce risks associated with variable income. Weak evidence is found that relative performance contracts, similar to those used in the broiler chicken industry, further reduce income variability. The effectiveness of such relative performance contracts will rely on several factors; among these are increased contract production and a more uniform pork production and processing system.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/15048
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 29, Number 02, December 1997
Total Pages: 12
Language: English
From Page: 267
To Page: 278
Collections:Volume 29, Number 02, December 1997

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