The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the use of the profit function regression model as a decision support tool in commercial broiler production. The fact that the estimated impact factors affecting profitability on the profit per kg live-weight were similar to those observed in the field indicates the power of the model as a decision support tool in broiler production. Because the marginal impact of each independent variable on profit was the estimated coefficient value, they could simply be used to evaluate "what-if scenarios" and the risk of investment under changing circumstances in broiler production. It is, therefore, proposed that commercial broiler producers use such a modelling approach as a practical decision support tool.
Commercial broiler production, profit function, decision support tool
CEVGER, YAVUZ and YALÇIN, CENGİZ (2003) "A Quantitative Model to Determine Factors Affecting Profits of Broiler Enterprises," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 27: No. 5, Article 23. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol27/iss5/23