Preferences of cost factors for mastitis management among Dutch dairy farmers using adaptive conjoint analysis.

@article{Huijps2009PreferencesOC,
  title={Preferences of cost factors for mastitis management among Dutch dairy farmers using adaptive conjoint analysis.},
  author={K. Huijps and Henk Hogeveen and T. J. G. M. Lam and Ruud B. M. Huirne},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={351-9}
}
Although many control practices to improve the mastitis situation on a farm and to reduce the economic losses of mastitis are available, the adoption rate and level of compliance of these measures are generally low. Implementing new measures involves costs, which can be divided into costs for the milking parlour and other issues. These costs were subdivided into long term investments, short term investments, labour, and change of routines. In traditional cost-benefit analyses all costs… CONTINUE READING

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