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|Title: ||Live Animal Ultrasound Information as a Decision Tool in Replacement Beef Heifer Programs|
|Authors: ||Dos Santos, Alecsandro|
Anderson, John D.
Vann, Rhonda C.
Willard, Scott T.
|Keywords: ||expected utility|
|JEL Codes: ||Q11|
|Issue Date: ||2008-04|
|Series/Report no.: ||JAAE|
|Abstract: ||Real-time ultrasound information taken on beef heifers prior to backgrounding is used to
develop a logit model to aid heifer retention decisions. The value of ultrasound data is
calculated as the difference in certainty equivalents between a decision rule incorporating
ultrasound information and one using only visual cues. The value of ultrasound data is
found to be around $10 per head but is influenced by heifer value and backgrounding costs.|
|Institution/Association: ||Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 40, Number 01, April 2008|
|Total Pages: ||10|
|From Page: ||335|
|To Page: ||344|
|Collections:||Volume 40, Number 01, April 2008|
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