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Demand for beef in Malaysia: preference for quantity, quality or lean?


Tey, Yeong Sheng and Shamsudin, Mad Nasir and Radam, Alias and Mohamed, Zainal Abidin and Mahir Abdullah, Amin (2008) Demand for beef in Malaysia: preference for quantity, quality or lean? International Food Research Journal, 15 (3). pp. 347-353. ISSN 1985-4668; ESSN: 2231-7546


Using the Malaysian Household Expenditure Survey 2004/2005 data, this study investigated Malaysian consumers’ preference for beef quantity, quality, and lean beef. Demand and price models that incorporated consumer socio-economic variables were estimated via two-stage least squares (2SLS). This study showed that Malaysian consumers tend to demand for more quantity rather than quality of beef products. Malaysian consumers are also more responsive to price changes rather than fat reduction in beef products. It is more profitable for beef market players to increase their production as Malaysian consumers are expected to consume increasing amounts of beef products.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies
Publisher: Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Beef; Quantity; Quality; Fat trimming
Depositing User: Yusfauhannum Mohd Yunus
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2008 18:46
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 04:02
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/742
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