Comparing Carcass End-Point and Profit Maximization Decision Rules Using Dynamic Nonlinear Growth Functions

We develop a practical methodology for producers to estimate the optimal harvest time of live animals. We incorporate nonlinear dynamic growth functions into the producer’s objective function. Currently, the cattle industry objective is to produce a constant carcass end-point quality. We find significant increases in profitability using our methodology.


Issue Date:
2014
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/162487
Total Pages:
22




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