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Cost Benefit Analysis Of Genetic Markers In Cattle, Josh Crystal May 2017

Cost Benefit Analysis Of Genetic Markers In Cattle, Josh Crystal

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Undergraduate Honors Theses

Genetic sequencing in beef cattle (L. Bos Taurus) is expected to aid producers select cattle with traits that enhance profitability. Using data from experimental trials conducted with Angus, Brahman, and their reciprocal cross, this project analyzes the profitability of grazing endophyte infected tall Fescue (L. Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) vs. Bermuda grass (L. Cynodon dactylon) pasture. The study is unique in the sense that actual cow-calf breeding failure rates (open cows were not culled) were tracked from 1991 to 1997 on herds that were bred to calf in spring and either exposed to fungal endophyte (L.Acremonium coenophialum Morgan-Jones and Gams ...


Implementing Green Roofs On Movie Theaters And Shopping Centers: Business Cases In Profitable Sustainability, Ryan J. Miller Jan 2014

Implementing Green Roofs On Movie Theaters And Shopping Centers: Business Cases In Profitable Sustainability, Ryan J. Miller

Pomona Senior Theses

This thesis presents the business case for installing green roofs on movie theaters and shopping centers. These businesses can then derive increased profits from the environmental benefits of reduced energy use and increased stormwater retention. After presenting the basic design and benefits of a green roof, the thesis develops stand-alone business plans for a movie theater and shopping center. The author finds that green roofs are a profitable sustainability solution for the commercial enterprise.


Economic Analysis Of Pesticide Regulation In The U.S. Apple Industry , Jutta Roosen Jan 1999

Economic Analysis Of Pesticide Regulation In The U.S. Apple Industry , Jutta Roosen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Several particularities of apple production systems require careful consideration of the methods used to estimate impacts of pesticide regulation. Growing conditions are geographically diverse, quality considerations are of particular importance, and dynamic aspects need to be acknowledged in production systems of perennial crops;A partial-equilibrium model of the apple industry is estimated where orchards are modeled as multiproduct firms producing apples for fresh and processed consumption. Groups of growers are distinguished by region and by pesticide use patterns. The changes of quantities and prices in the markets for fresh and processed apples that follow a technology shift are derived. Economic ...


The Location Of The North American Cattle-Feeding Industry: A Nonspatial Modeling Approach, Shawn Arthur Hamilton Jan 1991

The Location Of The North American Cattle-Feeding Industry: A Nonspatial Modeling Approach, Shawn Arthur Hamilton

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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Economics Of Livestock-Meat Industry In Japan, Chung-Chi Lu Jan 1968

Economics Of Livestock-Meat Industry In Japan, Chung-Chi Lu

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Price Flexibility In The Agricultural Processing Industries, Ronald Elwin Kaldenberg Jan 1964

Price Flexibility In The Agricultural Processing Industries, Ronald Elwin Kaldenberg

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


An Evaluation Of Farm Credit Cooperatives With Special Reference To The U.S.A. And India, Riaz Ahmad Khan Jan 1961

An Evaluation Of Farm Credit Cooperatives With Special Reference To The U.S.A. And India, Riaz Ahmad Khan

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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A Method For Computing Agricultural Parity Based On Regional Cost And Income Data, Wayne A. Fuller Jan 1957

A Method For Computing Agricultural Parity Based On Regional Cost And Income Data, Wayne A. Fuller

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


An Appraisal Of Institutions Furnishing Credit For Iowa Agriculture, Joseph Lambert Benson Jan 1923

An Appraisal Of Institutions Furnishing Credit For Iowa Agriculture, Joseph Lambert Benson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.