Thursday, January 13, 2011
So we aren't currently making use of the livestock rent data...which seems a shame. Hate to waste data! This morning I was out running and I thought of a way that we would use the livestock rent data. We know the livestock yields AND the livestock rent for Devon (n =96). Could we use the mathematical relationship that we know for Devon yields and rents to construct a simulation for the other counties? We know the soil, the rainfall, distance to market town----perhaps this is enough to calculate the relationship between rent and simulated yield for our other 600+ parishes? This would be a significant contribution to the literature. And the applications to developing countries are obvious.