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Animal Food Production Efficiency and Food Policy

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Animal Food Production Efficiency and Food Policy


This activity contains 7 questions.

Question 1
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Which animal product is least efficient at converting feed consumed into the final product?
 
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Question 2
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Roughly how many pounds of pork do you expect to get for every 100 pounds of feed consumed?
 
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Question 3
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Assume you are raising beef and that feed is costing you $1.00 per pound. Roughly how much money are you spending on feed for each pound of beef produced?
 
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Question 4
4 Surprisingly, milk has a conversion efficiency greater than 100%. What is the best explanation for this?
 
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Question 5
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For a country with abundant land and water resources but limited financial resources, which animal product would most likely be favored by agricultural policy?
 
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6 For a country where chicken raising and eating is a cultural taboo but water resources are scarce, which animal product would most likely be favored by agricultural policy?
 
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Question 7
7 Despite its high resource usage, beef is a major commodity due to the high value per pound of the final product. Which of the following changes would cause a reduction in beef production?
 
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