Title

Measuring research benefits from a reduction of pale, soft and exudative pork in Australia

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Agricultural Economics

Publication Date

5-1-1991

Volume

42

Issue

2

First Page

180

Last Page

183

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Abstract

In this paper, a closed-economy model is developed for evaluating the size and the distribution of benefits from research that lowers the mean incidence of pork with pale, soft and exudative (PSE) syndrome. The major finding is that the Australian pig industry has the potential to derive gross research benefits of about A$7 million per year from a one percentage point reduction in the incidence of pork with PSE conditions. About 85 per cent of the total research benefits accrue to pork producers. The implication is that it is profitable for pork producers to invest large sums in order to reduce PSE syndrome in pork.

DOI

10.1111/j.1477-9552.1991.tb00346.x

Print ISSN

0021857X

E-ISSN

14779552

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 1991 Journal of Agricultural Economics. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Voon, J. P. (1991). Measuring research benefits from a reduction of pale, soft and exudative pork in Australia. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 42(2), 180-183. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-9552.1991.tb00346.x

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