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This study used a partial equilibrium model focusing on U.S. agriculture toinvestigate the climate change implications for U.S. livestock production. Climatechange impacts on crop productivity, grazing land productivity, and livestockanimals’ biophysical growth were factored into the model to examine the marketequilibrium changes under alternative climate change scenarios. Results suggest thatthe U.S. livestock sector would be negatively influenced by climate change, with meatand milk prices increasing and exports decreasing. Livestock producers would expandthe use of grazing and raise more animals to meet market demand given reducedproductivity per head. Profit margins for meat and milk production would howeverdecline due to increases in input prices than more than outweigh the gains fromhigher output prices.

Subject(s): Environmental Economics and Policy

Livestock Production/Industries

Issue Date: 2015

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/211207

Total Pages: 30

Record appears in: International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) > 2015 Conference, August 9-14, 2015, Milan, Italy





Author: Beach, Robert ; Zhang, Yuquan ; Baker, Justin ; Hagerman, Amy ; McCarl, Bruce

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/211207?ln=en







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