Comment: Economic Impacts Associated with Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rBST) Use

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Comment: Economic Impacts Associated with Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rBST) Use

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dc.contributor.author Losinger, Willard C.
dc.coverage.spatial United States en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-18T15:34:37Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-18T15:34:37Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation AgBioForum, 5(1) 2002: 25-27. en
dc.identifier.issn 1522-936X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/317
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en
dc.description.abstract The article "Economic Impacts Associated with Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rBST) Use," which appeared in AgBioForum 3(2&3), merits somewhat closer scrutiny. The article was based on a pair of regression models which Ott and Rendleman (2000) had developed for herd milk production and for herd "nonmilk productivity." These regression models are quite similar to a series of models that Ott, Wells, and Wagner (1999) and Ott and Novak (2001) had created to examine economic losses associated with Johne's disease and with bulk-tank somatic cell counts, respectively. Either Ott and Novak (2001) need to retract the square root of the percent of rBST use as an explanatory variable for milk production, or Ott and Rendleman (2000) ought to reconsider the quadratic expression for the percent of rBST use in their model for milk production. Both models lead to very different conclusions about the relationship between rBST use and milk production, and both cannot be correct. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher AgBioForum en
dc.relation.uri Original article: http://www.agbioforum.org/v3n23/v3n23a16-ott.htm
dc.relation.uri Rebuttal to comment: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/318
dc.source.uri http://www.agbioforum.org/v5n1/v5n1a06-losinger.htm
dc.subject rBST en
dc.subject nonmilk productivity en
dc.subject micro-economic analysis en
dc.subject.lcsh Recombinant bovine somatotropin -- Economic aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Milk yield -- Economic aspects en
dc.title Comment: Economic Impacts Associated with Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rBST) Use en
dc.title.alternative Economic Impacts Associated with Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rBST) Use en
dc.type Article en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Division of Applied Social Sciences. Department of Agricultural Economics. Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Center. AgBioForum (Journal)
dc.relation.ispartofcollection AgBioForum, vol. 5, no. 1 (2002)


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