Animal Products Consumption Pattern of Beef Cattle Farmer Households in Donggala Regency, Indonesia

S. Handayani, B. Hartono, Z. Fanani, B.A. Nugroho


The research on consumption of animal products of beef cattle farmer households was conducted for eight months from January to August 2013 in Damsol District, Donggala, Indonesia. A total of 92 beef cattle farmer households were purposively chosen as respondents of the present research, which applied Linear Approximation-Almost Ideal Demand System (LA-AIDS). The result of the study indicates that among the group of animal products consumed, fish is the most frequently consumed with the amount of 21.65 kg/capita/year. It is correspondingly followed by egg, milk, chicken, and red meat in a row (5.840, 3.80, 1.467 and 0.945 kg/capita/year) with the biggest fish expenditure segment about 53.03% from the total household expenditure on animal products. Total household spending affect the demand for fish, chicken and milk, while the number of household members does not affect the level of consumption of animal products.  Based on the price elasticity, livestock products is a necessity which is less a response to changes in price and have a substitution and complementarity relationship between one another in the composition of household food. Based on the income elasticity, the Fish is considered as basic needs, while red meat, chicken, eggs and milk are considered as non basic needs for beef cattle farmer Households.

Keywords: demand, household expenditure, price and income elasticities, LA-AIDS

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