Producer incentives and plant investments for Salmonella control in pork supply chains

G.B.C. Backus, R.P. King

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a unified analysis of dynamic producer incentive systems for Salmonella control in primary production and slaughter plant investments in Salmonella control measures. We identify optimal incentive system parameters and cost-effective control strategies for achieving various levels of Salmonella prevalence. We compare the performance measures of the combined plant-level control and producer incentive system with results obtained under a producer incentive system only. The combined system allocates control effort among producers and the slaughter plant, resulting in 25¿83 per cent lower expected total control cost for a wide range of threshold values.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)547-562
    JournalEuropean Review of Agricultural Economics
    Volume35
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • prevalence
    • slaughter
    • pigs

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