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Animal Production and Health

Production Contracts and Farm Business Growth and Survival

This paper explores empirically whether the use of production contracts has allowed hog operations to expand in scale.

The Influence of Endogenous Nutrition Knowledge on Consumers? Willingness-To-Pay for Grass-Fed Beef

Using grass-fed beef as a vehicle, this paper investigates the impacts of consumers’ nutrition knowledge on their willingness to pay by accommodating the endogeneity problem using instrumental variable approach.

Determinants of Meats Purchase Behavior by Ethnic Groups

This study investigates the impact of ethnicity and the determinants of meats purchase behavior in the U.S. by using single Probit equations.

A Limited Information Bayesian Forecasting Model of the Cattle SubSector

This study follows up on the Weimar and Stillman (1990) paper by using data from 1970 to 2005 to estimate the parameters that characterizes the cattle output supply.

Risk Classification in Animal Disease Prevention: Who Benefits from Differentiated Policy?

The authors examine how differently pig farms may contribute to the societal costs of an animal disease outbreak, how valuable this information is to different stakeholders, and how it can be used to target risk management measures.

Inter-firm Relationships and Performance Factors in the Australian Beef Supply Chain: Implications for the Stakeholders

A recent study by Meat & Livestock Australia revealed that cost competitiveness and market development issues in supply chain are the major factors for a long term decline of the Australian Beef industry.

Westland/Hallmark: 2008 Beef Recall; A Case Study by The Food Industry Center

A Humane Society video, made secretly at the Westland/Hallmark plant in late 2007 and released in early 2008, led to the recall of 143 million pounds of beef.

Price Discovery in Nebraska Cattle Markets

Monthly observations on prices from 10 weight/gender classifications of Nebraska beef cattle are studied in an error correction model (ECM) framework.

Potential HPAI Shocks and Welfare Implications of Market Power in the U.S. Broiler Industry

Recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Asia, Europe, and Africa have caused severe impacts on the broiler sector through production losses, trade restrictions and negative shocks to demand.