Publication Date

6-1998

Series Number

98-TR 39

Abstract

Many economic and demographic trends along with increased free trade agreements are projected to increase Mexico's prominence in the world markets for meat products in the next decade. This report documents the development by the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) of a new model of Mexico's livestock and poultry sectors, including beef and cattle, swine and pork, and broilers. Improvements in the new model include functional form equations, more equations for each commodity, and the use of both live animal and meat trade equations.