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Adoption of Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin and Farm Profitability: Does Farm Size Matter

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http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/46134
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Abstract:
This article analyzes the adoption and profitability of recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST) in the United States. Probit model results show that location of the farm, farm size, operator age and education, and other technologies adopted influence rBST adoption. Regression model results find that adoption of rBST influences milk yield per cow but not profitability, unless profitability is analyzed by farm-size segment.
Author(s):
Gillespie, Jeffrey , Nehring, Richard , Hallahan, Charlie , Sandretto, Carmen , Tauer, Loren
Subject(s):
farm size , farm profitability , somatotropin , econometric models , farm operators , educational status , regression analysis , yields , dairy cows , United States
Format:
p. 251-262.
Note:
Includes references
Source:
Agbioforum 2010, v. 13, no. 3
Language:
English
Year:
2010
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
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.