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dc.contributor.authorWoodford, Keith B.en
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-31T23:11:04Z
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier.citationWoodford, 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.isbn978-92-990038-6-2en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/417
dc.description.abstractApproximately 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.extent641-648en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Farm Management Associationen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - International Farm Management Associationen
dc.sourceProceedings of the 16th International Farm Management Association Congressen
dc.subjectA2 milken
dc.subjectA2 beta-caseinen
dc.subjecthealthen
dc.subjectrisk managementen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectdairy farmingen
dc.titleA2 milk, farmer decisions, and risk managementen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300900 Land, Parks and Agriculture Management::300901 Farm management, rural management and agribusinessen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Land Management and Systemsen
pubs.finish-date2007-07-20en
pubs.notesPaper presented at the 16th International Farm Management Congress, Cork, Ireland, 15th - 20th July 2007.en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/LAMS
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.start-date2007-07-15en
pubs.volume2en
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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