Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Cambridge University Press
This study reports the findings for an analysis using the computer program NAADSM (North American Animal Disease Spread Model) and a supply-driven social accounting matrix to examine the impact of a hypothetical foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in a relatively isolated part of the United States, Utah, under various levels of livestock traceability. The analysis demonstrates that a significant regional economic impact in Utah would result from an FMD outbreak but that improved levels of traceability would be very important in helping to reduce the negative economic consequences of the outbreak.
Kim, Man-Keun; Ukkestad, C. Michael; Tejeda, Hernan A.; and Bailey, DeeVon, "Benefits of an Animal Traceability System for a Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak: A Supply-Driven Social Accounting Matrix Approach" (2017). Applied Economics Faculty Publications. Paper 1263.