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ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE REGIONAL EFFECTS OF GRAIN-BASED ETHANOL PRODUCTION ON THE COMPETITIVENESS OF FED CATTLE PRODUCERS IN EASTERN AND WESTERN CANADA

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dc.contributor.advisor Fox, Glenn
dc.contributor.advisor Fisher, Jim
dc.contributor.author DeJong, Alex
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-15T20:10:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-15T20:10:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2011-09
dc.date.created 2011-07-19
dc.date.issued 2011-09-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3018
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates the regional impacts that increased grain based ethanol production has the competitiveness of fed cattle producers in Eastern and Western Canada. A simulation model solves for the price of feed grains in Eastern and Western Canada and the United States. Fed Cattle Producer Surplus values are calculated as a baseline by which scenario results are compared. Two scenarios are tested by the model, both applying increased ethanol production to the 2002 base year. Results show that 2008 ethanol production increases the price for feed grains in all three regions of the model by between 95% and 100%. Applying the projected ethanol production for 2015 to the model produces feed grain increases of greater than 200%. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Beef Research Council (BRCR, Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food (ACAAF) program en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject ethanol en_US
dc.subject cattle en_US
dc.subject corn en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.title ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE REGIONAL EFFECTS OF GRAIN-BASED ETHANOL PRODUCTION ON THE COMPETITIVENESS OF FED CATTLE PRODUCERS IN EASTERN AND WESTERN CANADA en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics en_US
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