Modeling of slaughter cattle fattening profitability

https://doi.org/10.17221/26/2009-AGRICECONCitation:Kopeček P., Foltýn I., Bjelka M. (2009): Modeling of slaughter cattle fattening profitability. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 55: 481-491.
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The paper analy the economics of cattle fattening. With the help of the model AGRO-ŽV, there were simulated the perspectives of this livestock production branch using 2 agricultural policy scenarios in the Czech Republic for the years 2007 and 2008. With the help of the model AGRO-ŽV, there were computed 5 model variants: economics without supports, economics with coupled supports (scenario 1) and economics with decoupled supports (scenario 2). All the model results (both without supports and with supports) with the actual intensity of the cattle fattening show negative profitability of this branch. For reachig positive results of this branch,it was necessary to increase the intensity. In the Table 1, there is presented the so-called “break-even point” of profitability, which was found through the level of the daily weight gain about 0.90 kg (scenario 1) and nearly 1.00 kg (scenario 2) per 1 feeding day.
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