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The economics of technologies in Swedish pig production

Campos Labbé, Mónica (2003). The economics of technologies in Swedish pig production. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Uppsala : Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis agriculturae Sueciae. Agraria, 1401-6249 ; 436
ISBN 91-576-6482-X
[Doctoral thesis]

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Decisions on technologies, at farm and enterprise levels, have major implications for the biological performance in livestock production, and thereby on the economic benefits of production. However, when existing exogenous conditions are subject to change and influence the economic situation at farm level, the farmer needs to reconsider decisions on the composition of the technology set in order to improve productive performance and profit. The common aim of this thesis relates to the use of specific technologies in Swedish pig production including building design, feeding system, and managerial practices. Hence, a major aim is to analyse the economic value of technologies, considering animal welfare legislation and environmental regulations on production externalities. The thesis consists of four different articles, two of which them concern methods for assessment of the value of technologies. Article I, The value of animal welfare improving technologies in Swedish pig production, assesses the economic value of specific production technologies. Article II, Technology effects on pigs’ feed efficiency, analyses specific technology effects on the quantity of pig meat produced and variance as affected by a change in feed use. The other two articles concern the economic implications of technology use in relation to production externalities. Article III, Utility of phase feeding choices in pig farming, ranks farmers’ utility of using different protein contents in feed taking into account externalities from organic manure. Article IV, Environmental regulations with focus on pig density restriction and farms’ technologies, analyses the effects of the pig density regulation on intensive pig farming. The effects of several technologies on the cost of altering production to comply with environmental regulations are examined. A major conclusion of this thesis is that an economically rational farmer considers the value of specific technologies that frequently may improve animal welfare, and in some cases also reduce production externalities. However, the economic value and the biological benefits obtained from a given technology vary depending on individual conditions at farm level.

Authors/Creators:Campos Labbé, Mónica
Title:The economics of technologies in Swedish pig production
Year of publishing :January 2003
Volume:436
Number of Pages:27
Papers/manuscripts:
NumberReferences
ALLI. Campos, M. and Andersson, H. The value of animal welfare improving technologies in Swedish pig production. Submitted to European Review of Agricultural Economics. II. Campos, M. Technology effects on pigs’ feed efficiency. Submitted to European Review of Agricultural Economics. III. Campos, M. Utility of phase feeding choices in pig farming. Submitted to Journal of Agricultural Economics. IV. Campos, M. Environmental regulations with focus on pig density restriction and farms’ technologies. Submitted to Journal of Agricultural Economics.
Place of Publication:Uppsala
ISBN for printed version:91-576-6482-X
ISSN:1401-6249
Language:English
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:L Animal production > L10 Animal genetics and breeding
E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E16 Production economics
Subjects:Not in use, please see Agris categories
Agrovoc terms:swine, production economics, technology, feed conversion efficiency, farms, animal welfare, animal production, sweden
Keywords:Dynamic system, stochastic processes, profit maximisation, expected utility maximisation, utility of alternative choices, opportunity cost, adoption of technologies
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3525
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3525
ID Code:459
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: Mónica Campos Labbé
Deposited On:26 Jan 2004 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:22 Jun 2016 06:31

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