Live Animal Ultrasound Information as a Decision Tool in Replacement Beef Heifer Programs

Real-time ultrasound information taken on beef heifers prior to backgrounding is used to develop a logit model to aid heifer retention decisions. The value of ultrasound data is calculated as the difference in certainty equivalents between a decision rule incorporating ultrasound information and one using only visual cues. The value of ultrasound data is found to be around $10 per head but is influenced by heifer value and backgrounding costs.


Issue Date:
2008-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/45529
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 40, Number 1
Page range:
335-344
Total Pages:
10
JEL Codes:
Q11; Q12; Q13
Series Statement:
JAAE




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