Producer incentives and plant investments for Salmonella control in pork supply chains

Gé B.C. Backus, Robert P. King

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Abstract

This paper presents a unified analysis of dynamic producer incentive systems for Salmonella control in primary production and slaughter plant investments in Salmonella control measures. We identify optimal incentive system parameters and cost-effective control strategies for achieving various levels of Salmonella prevalence. We compare the performance measures of the combined plant-level control and producer incentive system with results obtained under a producer incentive system only. The combined system allocates control effort among producers and the slaughter plant, resulting in 25-83 per cent lower expected total control cost for a wide range of threshold values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-562
Number of pages16
JournalEuropean Review of Agricultural Economics
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

Keywords

  • Dynamic programming
  • Food quality
  • Principal-agent
  • Supply chain

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