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Tropical and subtropical agroecosystems

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REBOLLAR-REBOLLAR, A. et al. Competitiveness and profitability of beef cattle feedlot in the south of the State of Mexico. Trop. subtrop. agroecosyt [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.2, pp. 691-698. ISSN 1870-0462.

This study was carried out in the South of the State of Mexico during the period of January to June of 2009, it was based on information provided by 24 producers beef cattle feedlot, classified in small, medium and great according to the number of finalized animals. The Policy Analysis Matrix (PAM) method was used, consisting of a set of matrices of technical coefficients and input prices, from which a private budget matrix was derived. The three layers of producers showed a positive profitability on private prices that varied from 4 to 16 %. The private cost relationships varied between 0.50 and 0.79 that suggests a high competitiveness. It was concluded that for 2009 the production of beef cattle feedlot is possible to pay the market price of internal factors, including the rate of normal capital return, as a result of a positive net income margin obtained, reason why this activity is considered as profitable.

Palabras llave : competitiveness; bovine production; net income; private profitability.

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