Title

Selection of Breeding Stock by U.S. Meat Goat Producers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2017

Abstract

© 2017 The Author(s). Using nationwide survey data, we investigate U.S. meat goat producer preferences and willingness to pay for meat goat breeding stock attributes. Discrete choice experiments were employed, and mixed logit and latent class models were used for analysis. Results showed that producers preferred animals that were highly masculine/feminine, had good structure and soundness, and were of the Boer breed, whereas they preferred fewer animals that were older, of Kiko and Spanish breeds, and priced higher. Significant preference heterogeneity was found among the respondents. Larger-scale producers had greater preference for high masculinity/femininity, good structure and soundness, and Boer bucks.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

First Page

416

Last Page

437

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