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Title: ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF A BAN AGAINST ANTIMICROBIAL DRUGS USED IN U.S. BEEF PRODUCTION
Authors: Mathews, Kenneth H., Jr.
Keywords: antimicrobial drug
ban
beef production
cost minimization
feed efficiency
growth function
growth promotant
JEL Codes: C61
D21
D41
I118
Q11
Q12
Q18
R38
Issue Date: 2002-12
Abstract: Economic effects for three scenarios of antimicrobial drug use in livestock production -- a no-ban scenario and two levels of bans -- are examined through cost minimization and a partial equilibrium analysis. Results indicate that regulating antimicrobial drug use in livestock production would increase per-unit costs of producers previously using drugs and reduce beef supplies in the short run, reducing consumer surplus. Producers not previously using drugs would benefit from short-run price increases.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/15068
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 34, Number 03, December 2002
Total Pages: 18
Language: English
From Page: 513
To Page: 530
Collections:Volume 34, Number 03, December 2002

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