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Economic weights in rabbit meat production

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dc.contributor.author Cartuche, L. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Pascual, M. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Gómez, E. A. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Blasco, A. es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-30T11:31:55Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-30T11:31:55Z
dc.date.issued 2014-09-30
dc.identifier.issn 1257-5011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/40438
dc.description.abstract [EN] A profit function was designed for an industrial commercial rabbitry with the most common management in industrial rabbit production. The incomes, costs, and profit function were calculated and economic weights of the traits were estimated. The variable costs (feeding, artificial insemination, health and replacement) represented 62% of the total costs, and the fixed costs (labour, utilities, amortisation and administration) represented 38% of the total costs. Major costs were feeding of fattening kits and labour cost, at 26% and 18% of the total cost, respectively. The economic weights were feed conversion rate during fattening (–20.2 €/[g feed/g liveweight]), number of kits born alive (15.7 €/kit), pregnancy rate (1.7 €/percentage unit), weaning survival (1.7 €/percentage unit), fattening survival (2.0 €/percentage unit), daily feed intake (–0.50 €/(g feed/d)), daily gain during fattening (1.33 €/(g weight/d)), and replacement rate (–0.29 €/percentage unit). When varying the prices of kg of fattening feed and kg of liveweight, only the economic weights of feed conversion rate during fattening in the first case and the number of kits born alive in the second case changed considerably. Changes in labour cost produced appreciable changes in the whole production cost. Although economic weights are robust to changes in prices, these weights should be recalculated after some generations of selection, because changes in the mean of the traits due to selection can also change economic weights. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship The authors thank O. Rafel, J. Ramon and Dr. M. Piles, Rabbit Unit of IRTA, and C. Torres and Prof. M. Baselga, Institute of Animal Science and Technology of the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, for their comments. The work was supported by the Secretary of State for R+D+i of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain (AGL2011-29831-C03-01 and PTA2011-5888-T), and L. Cartuche was supported by a grant from the National Secretary of Higher Education, Science and Technology of Ecuador (SENESCYT). en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València
dc.relation MINECO/AGL2011-29831-C03-01
dc.relation MINECO/ PTA2011-5888-T
dc.relation.ispartof World Rabbit Science
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Economic weights es_ES
dc.subject Profit function es_ES
dc.subject Rabbit production es_ES
dc.title Economic weights in rabbit meat production es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.date.updated 2014-09-30T11:23:52Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/wrs.2014.1747
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Cartuche, L.; Pascual, M.; Gómez, EA.; Blasco, A. (2014). Economic weights in rabbit meat production. World Rabbit Science. 22(3):165-177. doi:10.4995/wrs.2014.1747. es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/wrs.2014.1747 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 165 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 177 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 22
dc.description.issue 3
dc.identifier.eissn 1989-8886
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad


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