Online from: 1899
Subject Area: Industry and Public Sector Management
Options: To add Favourites and Table of Contents Alerts please take a Emerald profile
|Title:||The UK pig cycle: a spectral analysis|
|Author(s):||Philip John Dawson, (School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)|
|Citation:||Philip John Dawson, (2009) "The UK pig cycle: a spectral analysis", British Food Journal, Vol. 111 Iss: 11, pp.1237 - 1247|
|Keywords:||Livestock, Production management, United Kingdom|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/00070700911001059 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The author is grateful to David Harvey, Tim Purcell and two anonymous referees for comments on a previous draft of the paper.|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify cyclical patterns in the prices and production of UK pigmeat, 1989-2008.
Design/methodology/approach – The approach takes the form of spectral analysis.
Findings – Results show evidence of both annual and seasonal cycles, but there is little evidence of a three-to-four-year cycle. The likely cause of the latter's absence is increasing imports and a changing market structure.
Practical implications – Conventional wisdom is that the traditional pig cycle is of three-to-four years' duration and the UK's pig policy is based partly on its existence and that the design and implementation of UK pig policy are predicated on the basis of a traditional cycle is misplaced.
Originality/value – No previous or recent empirical investigation of the UK pig cycle exists, perhaps because its existence is considered to be axiomatic.
Existing customers: login
to access this document
To purchase this item please login or register.
Complete and print this form to request this document from your librarian