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From research to farm: ex ante evaluation of strategic deworming in pig finishing

Jef Van Meensel, A Kanora, Ludwig Lauwers UGent, J Jourquin, L Goossens and Guido Van Huylenbroeck UGent (2010) VETERINARNI MEDICINA. 55(10). p.483-493
abstract
This paper upgrades generic and partial information from parasitological research for farm-specific decision support, using two methods from managerial sciences: partial budgeting and frontier analysis. The analysis focuses on strategic deworming in pig finishing and assesses both effects on economic performance and nutrient efficiency. The application of partial budgeting and frontier analysis is based on a production-theoretical system analysis which is necessary to integrate parasitological research results to assess aggregate economic and environmental impacts. Results show that both statistically significant and insignificant parasitological research results have to be taken into account. Partial budgeting and frontier analysis appear to be complementary methods: partial budgeting yields more discriminatory and communicative results, while frontier methods provide additional diagnostics through exploring optimization possibilities and economic-environmental trade-offs. Strategic deworming results in a win-win effect on economic and environmental performances. Gross margin increases with 3 to 12 € per average present finisher per year, depending on the cyclic pig price conditions. The impact on the nutrient balance ranges from +0.2 to –0.5 kg nitrogen per average present finisher per year. The observed efficiency improvements are mainly technical and further economic and environmental optimizations can be achieved through input re-allocation. A user-friendly spreadsheet is provided to translate the generic experimental information to farm-specific conditions.
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HELMINTH INFECTIONS, NORTHERN GERMANY, SWINE PRODUCTION, EFFICIENCY MEASUREMENT, OESOPHAGOSTOMUM-DENTATUM, ASCARIS-SUUM, partial budgeting, strategic deworming, frontier analysis, pig finishing, CATTLE, EPIDEMIOLOGY, PREVALENCE, PARASITES
journal title
VETERINARNI MEDICINA
Vet. Med.
volume
55
issue
10
pages
483 - 493
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000284234200002
JCR category
VETERINARY SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
0.594 (2010)
JCR rank
83/145 (2010)
JCR quartile
3 (2010)
ISSN
0375-8427
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
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I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
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1058624
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1058624
date created
2010-10-14 10:23:19
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2015-06-17 09:15:08
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  abstract     = {This paper upgrades generic and partial information from parasitological research for farm-specific decision support, using two methods from managerial sciences: partial budgeting and frontier analysis. The analysis focuses on strategic deworming in pig finishing and assesses both effects on economic performance and nutrient efficiency. The application of partial budgeting and frontier analysis is based on a production-theoretical system analysis which is necessary to integrate parasitological research results to assess aggregate economic and environmental impacts. Results show that both statistically significant and insignificant parasitological research results have to be taken into account. Partial budgeting and frontier analysis appear to be complementary methods: partial budgeting yields more discriminatory and communicative results, while frontier methods provide additional diagnostics through exploring optimization possibilities and economic-environmental trade-offs. Strategic deworming results in a win-win effect on economic and environmental performances. Gross margin increases with 3 to 12 {\texteuro} per average present finisher per year, depending on the cyclic pig price conditions. The impact on the nutrient balance ranges from +0.2 to --0.5 kg nitrogen per average present finisher per year. The observed efficiency improvements are mainly technical and further economic and environmental optimizations can be achieved through input re-allocation. A user-friendly spreadsheet is provided to translate the generic experimental information to farm-specific conditions.},
  author       = {Van Meensel, Jef and Kanora, A and Lauwers, Ludwig and Jourquin, J and Goossens, L and Van Huylenbroeck, Guido},
  issn         = {0375-8427},
  journal      = {VETERINARNI MEDICINA},
  keyword      = {HELMINTH INFECTIONS,NORTHERN GERMANY,SWINE PRODUCTION,EFFICIENCY MEASUREMENT,OESOPHAGOSTOMUM-DENTATUM,ASCARIS-SUUM,partial budgeting,strategic deworming,frontier analysis,pig finishing,CATTLE,EPIDEMIOLOGY,PREVALENCE,PARASITES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {483--493},
  title        = {From research to farm: ex ante evaluation of strategic deworming in pig finishing},
  volume       = {55},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Van Meensel, Jef, A Kanora, Ludwig Lauwers, J Jourquin, L Goossens, and Guido Van Huylenbroeck. 2010. “From Research to Farm: Ex Ante Evaluation of Strategic Deworming in Pig Finishing.” Veterinarni Medicina 55 (10): 483–493.
APA
Van Meensel, J., Kanora, A., Lauwers, L., Jourquin, J., Goossens, L., & Van Huylenbroeck, G. (2010). From research to farm: ex ante evaluation of strategic deworming in pig finishing. VETERINARNI MEDICINA, 55(10), 483–493.
Vancouver
1.
Van Meensel J, Kanora A, Lauwers L, Jourquin J, Goossens L, Van Huylenbroeck G. From research to farm: ex ante evaluation of strategic deworming in pig finishing. VETERINARNI MEDICINA. 2010;55(10):483–93.
MLA
Van Meensel, Jef, A Kanora, Ludwig Lauwers, et al. “From Research to Farm: Ex Ante Evaluation of Strategic Deworming in Pig Finishing.” VETERINARNI MEDICINA 55.10 (2010): 483–493. Print.