Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

12-2017

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization

Volume

15

Issue

2

First Page or Article ID Number

20170033

DOI

10.1515/jafio-2017-0033

Abstract

Current trends in the structure of hog production in the U.S. are toward facilities that are not only larger, but also more likely to be specialized, carrying out only some of the vertically linked phases of production in the same facility. This paper investigates the cost efficiency incentives for these changes by estimating a multistage cost function for hog production. Data are from the Hog Production Practices and Costs portion of the USDA’s 2004 Agricultural Resource Management Survey.

Comments

This article is published as Parcel, Joshua D., John R. Schroeter, and Azzeddine M. Azzam. "A Re-Examination of Multistage Economies in Hog Farming." Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization 15, no. 2 (2018): 20170033. doi: 10.1515/jafio-2017-0033. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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