Determinants of artificial insemination use in cattle in northern Sinaloa, Mexico


Cesar A. Rosales-Nieto
Venancio Cuevas-Reyes
Blanca I. Sanchez-Toledano
Mercedes Borja-Bravo


dry tropics, genetic improvement, technological adoption.


Objective: To identify the factors that determine the use of artificial insemination by cattle producers in northern Sinaloa.

Design/methodology/approach: We used a discrete-choice logit model for 200 cattle producers from northern Sinaloa.

Results: Four variables were significant (p£0.05): two of them reduce the probability that the farmer will adopt the artificial insemination technology (age and distance from the ranch to the municipality), while the other two increase the probability of adoption (income from the sale of calves and machinery and equipment index).

Limitations/implications: The results only apply to the sample from three municipalities in northern Sinaloa, although they may be useful for other regions with similar characteristics.

Findings/conclusions: Farmers with a higher rate of machinery and equipment have a 36.43% probability of adoption.

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