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Record number 399941
Title Sub-optimal economic behaviour with respect to mastitis management
Author(s) Huijps, K.; Hogeveen, H.; Antonides, G.; Valeeva, N.I.; Lam, T.J.G.M.; Oude Lansink, A.G.J.M.
Source European Review of Agricultural Economics 37 (2010)4. - ISSN 0165-1587 - p. 553 - 568.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/erae/jbq036
Department(s) Business Economics
Economics of Consumers and Households Group
LEI MARKT & K - Ketenprestaties
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) milk quality - aversion - farmers - choice - risk
Abstract This study analyses sub-optimal economic behaviour in decision-making of Dutch dairy farmers regarding measures to improve udder health. A low adoption rate and a low level of compliance with advice given to the dairy industry suggest the presence of inertia. Farmers who already had implemented a specific management measure were more likely to continue doing this than farmers who applied a different management regime, regardless of the availability of more effective or lower cost alternatives. Additionally, the results showed that farmers were more sensitive to penalties rather than bonuses aimed at stimulating desired behaviour
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