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Determinants of feedlot adoption by beef cattle farmers in the state of São Paulo

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Author(s):
Marcelo José Carrer ; Hildo Meirelles de Souza Filho ; Marcela de Mello Brandão Vinholis
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ZOOTECNIA-BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE; v. 42, n. 11, p. -, Nov. 2013.
Abstract

The objective of this study was to identify the factors determining the adoption of feedlot by beef cattle farmers in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. For this purpose, primary data were collected among a sample of 84 farmers. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and a logit model. The analysis showed that the variables which increase the likelihood of adoption of feedlot by farmers are: scale of production, average price received, participation in farming associations, training, technical assistance and distance from the slaughter plant. Finally, measures for the formulation of public policies and private strategies were presented aiming at a more efficient use of production factor sand, consequently, gains in productivity by beef cattle farmers. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/02787-0 - Determinants of adoption of SISBOV certification at the farm level in the State of São Paulo
Grantee:Hildo Meirelles de Souza Filho
Support type: Regular Research Grants