On-line version ISSN 0718-3429
CARRILLO L, Bernardo L; ROSAS B, Daniela M; MOREIRA L, Víctor H and LERDON F, Juan R. MILK PAYMENT SYSTEM IN SOUTHERN CHILE: MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM MILK PRICE TO FARMER. Idesia [online]. 2010, vol.28, n.3, pp. 61-67. ISSN 0718-3429. doi: 10.4067/S0718-34292010000300008.
The goal of this paper is to analyze the milk payment system of four milk industries of the Los Ríos and Los Lagos regions, located in southern Chile. The collected data were the milk payment systems from January of 1998 until June 2004. The collected information allowed the analysis of minimum and maximum estimated milk prices, and the estimation of relative impact of each variable in the milk price. The main results evidence a significant influence of both the milk payment systems and time in the milk price. The most significant variables for the estimated maximum milk price are the base price and the total milk delivered to the industry; and for the estimated minimum milk price are the somatic cell count and colony-forming units.
Keywords : Milk price; maximum price; minimum price; southern Chile.