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Regional Shifts in Pork Production: Implications for Competition and Food Safety


Hayri Onal


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

Laurian J. Unnevehr


U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)

Aleksandar Bekric


affiliation not provided to SSRN


American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 82, No. 4, November 2000

Abstract:     
U.S. pork production and processing is consolidating in larger, more economically efficient units, and shifting from the Midwest into the Southeast. A regional model of farm supply and processing demand shows that smaller Midwest operations can survive only if processing capacity remains concentrated in that region. Salmonella incidence is higher in the Southeast and on larger farms. Restricting salmonella incidence in hogs delivered for processing to the minimum feasible level would increase total industry costs by 3%, due to increased production and delivery costs. It would also increase the comparative advantage of farms and processing firms in the Midwest.

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Date posted: October 1, 2001  

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Onal, Hayri and Unnevehr, Laurian J. and Bekric, Aleksandar, Regional Shifts in Pork Production: Implications for Competition and Food Safety. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 82, No. 4, November 2000. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=246810

Contact Information

Hayri Onal (Contact Author)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics ( email )
1301 W. Gregory Drive
307c Mumford Hall (MC-710)
Urbana, IL 61801
United States
217-333-5507 (Phone)
Laurian J. Unnevehr
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) ( email )
355 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024-3221
United States
202-694-5401 (Phone)
Aleksandar Bekric
affiliation not provided to SSRN
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