publication . Article . Other literature type . 1999

Dairy Deregulation and Low-Input Dairy Production: A Bioeconomic Evaluation

Peter Tozer; Huffaker, R. G.;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 1999 Journal: Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (issn: 1068-5502, eissn: 2327-8285, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Western Agricultural Economics Association
Deregulation of the Australian dairy industry could affect the utilization of resources by milk producers and the profitability of dairy production. In this study we examine the feed mix that dairy producers use, both pastures and supplements, under partial and total deregulation. We are particularly interested in the interaction of pasture utilization and farm profitability. The results of this research demonstrate that profitable low-input dairy is constrained by the most limiting resource, feed supplied by pasture, and that the interactions between economic and biological processes are critical to farm profitability.
free text keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy, Production Economics,, bioeconomics, dairy production, deregulation, low-input dairying, pasture utilization, Agriculture, S, Agricultural and Food Policy, Production Economics
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