PRODUCTION AND PROFITABILITY RESPONSES TO ALTERNATIVE PROTEIN SOURCES AND LEVELS IN BROILER RATIONS

Profitability of using alternative protein sources in broiler feed is investigated through the development of a two-stage mathematical program that optimizes broiler production. A case study of peanut meal vs. soybean meal is examined. Value of marginal product concepts incorporated in this method permit analysis of demand adjustments before decisions on the production process occur. Given reported input and output prices, results indicate that soybean meal is generally more profitable than peanut meal. Peanut meal can be more profitable at higher dietary protein levels fed to broilers processed into whole carcass or at relatively higher prices for soybean meal.


Issue Date:
2001-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/15454
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 33, Number 3
Page range:
567-581
Total Pages:
15
JEL Codes:
Q17




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