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PigFare: An economic model for comparing sow housing systems

Pluske, J.M., Payne, H.G. and Pluske, J.R. (2011) PigFare: An economic model for comparing sow housing systems. In: Manipulating Pig Production XIII. Proceedings of the 13th Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Biennial Conference. R. van Barneveld (ed), 27 - 30 November, Adelaide, South Australia p. 240.

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There is discussion in the Australian pig industry regarding alternative sow housing systems. To assist decision makers evaluate options, PigFare, a cost-benefit, spreadsheet-based simulation model, was designed to provide an indication of the possible net benefits of different sow housing systems. The purpose of this paper is to reveal PigFare and present results that provide an indication of how the model can be used to generate outcomes and how parameter values can be altered to indicate the sensitivity of the results to such changes.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
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