Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

4-2016

Journal or Book Title

European Review of Agricultural Economics

Volume

43

Issue

2

First Page or Article ID Number

331

Last Page

358

DOI

10.1093/erae/jbv021

Abstract

We study the determinants of somatic cell count (SCC) for farm milk among US dairies. We synthesise much of the work that has been done to model SCC determinants in order to identify the potential impacts of buyer-imposed penalties and incentives within the supply chain. Additionally, we estimate quantile regression for count data to measure impacts specifically for those operations with the highest SCC and to account for the statistical properties of the data. Premiums in particular have the potential to reduce SCC considerably where it is currently the highest. We draw implications for profitability in relation to SCC reduction.

JEL Classification

Q16, Q12, C25, Q13

Comments

This article is published as Volpe, Richard J., Timothy A. Park, Fengxia Dong, and Helen H. Jensen. "Somatic cell counts in dairy marketing: quantile regression for count data." European Review of Agricultural Economics 43, no. 2 (2016): 331-358. doi: 10.1093/erae/jbv021.

Rights

Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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