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A2 milk, farmer decisions, and risk management

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Show simple item record Woodford, Keith B. en 2008-03-31T23:11:04Z 2007 en
dc.identifier.citation Woodford, K. (2007). A2 milk, farmer decisions, and risk management. In Proceedings of the 16th International Farm Management Congress: Peer reviewed papers (pp. 641-648). England: International Farm Management Association. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-92-990038-6-2 en
dc.description.abstract Approximately 500 New Zealand (NZ) dairy farmers are converting their herds to eliminate production of A1 beta-casein within the milk. The alternative casein is A2 beta-casein, and the associated milk is known as A2 milk. A2 milk can be considered the original milk before a mutation affected some antecedents of modern European breeds. A1 beta-casein and its derivative beta-casomorphin7 (BCM7) have been implicated in numerous health issues including Type 1 diabetes, heart disease and autism. There are now more than 100 relevant papers in peer reviewed journals. The broader NZ herd is also drifting away from A1 beta-casein production due to a serendipitous association between genetic merit as measured in NZ and A2 beta-casein. There is no evidence of this occurring in other countries. The farmer decisions can be structured using concepts of risk management and decision theory. However analysis is complicated by uncertainty as to future premiums/discounts associated with A2/A1 milk. Outside of NZ most farmers know nothing about the issue. en
dc.format.extent 641-648 en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher International Farm Management Association en
dc.relation The original publication is available from - International Farm Management Association en
dc.source Proceedings of the 16th International Farm Management Association Congress en
dc.subject A2 milk en
dc.subject A2 beta-casein en
dc.subject health en
dc.subject risk management en
dc.subject New Zealand en
dc.subject dairy farming en
dc.title A2 milk, farmer decisions, and risk management en
dc.type Conference Contribution - Published
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300900 Land, Parks and Agriculture Management::300901 Farm management, rural management and agribusiness en
lu.contributor.unit Lincoln University en
lu.contributor.unit Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce en
lu.contributor.unit Department of Land Management and Systems en
pubs.finish-date 2007-07-20 en
pubs.notes Paper presented at the 16th International Farm Management Congress, Cork, Ireland, 15th - 20th July 2007. en
pubs.organisational-group /LU
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/LAMS
pubs.publication-status Published en
pubs.start-date 2007-07-15 en
pubs.volume 2 en
lu.subtype Conference Paper en

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