Alberta consumers' valuation of extrinsic and intrinsic red meat attributes: A choice experimental approach

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Steiner, Bodo E.
Gao, Fei
Unterschultz, Jim
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This paper analyzes Alberta consumers' perceptions toward extrinsic and intrinsic attributes of bison and beef steaks. In contrast to published Canadian consumer studies on bison meat that were undertaken prior to May 2003, before the first BSE case of Canadian origin was identified in beef cattle, this study provides a post-BSE assessment of consumer perceptions toward selected bison meat attributes. The results from an attribute-based choice experiment provide little support that simple traceability assurance schemes have value to consumers of bison and beef steaks, thus confirming similar findings of earlier beef studies that have employed different methodological approaches. The results also suggest that consumers are willing to pay significant premiums for bison steaks that are certified as being produced without genetically modified organisms, an attribute that has so far been unexplored in previous published bison studies.
Choice experiments , Multinomial logit
STEINER, B., GAO, F. & UNTERSCHULTZ, J. 2010. Alberta Consumers’ Valuation of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Red Meat Attributes: A Choice Experimental Approach. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie, 58(2), 171-189. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7976.2009.01177.x
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