Kota Minegishi - Publications

Refereed Articles

Minegishi, K. and D. Johnson. 2017. Dairy productivity and technical change: An analysis of confinement and management intensive grazing dairies in Maryland for 1995–2009. Agric. and Resource Economics Rev., 1-24.

Salfer, J., K. Minegishi, W. Lazarus, E. Berning, and M. Endres. 2017. Finances for robotic dairies.  J. Dairy Sci., Vol. 100 (9): 7739-7749.

Minegishi, K. 2016. Comparison of production risks in the state-contingent framework: Application to balanced panel data. J. Productivity Analysis, Vol. 46: 121-138.

Hanson, J., D. Johnson, E. Lichtenberg, and K. Minegishi. 2013. Competitiveness of management-intensive grazing dairies in the mid-Atlantic region from 1995 to 2009. J. Dairy Sci. 96:1894-1904.

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Presentations at Professional Meetings & Proceedings

Minegishi, K. 2017. Econometrics methods for high-dimensional data. AAEA Pre-conference Workshop, Chicago, IL. July 29.

Minegishi, K. 2017. Finances and returns for robotic dairies. Presented at Moo University Workshops in ND, SD, MN, IA, NE, Jan. 16-20.

Minegishi, K. 2017. Robotic milking. Presented at User Peer-Group Mtg., Melrose, MN. April 7.

Minegishi, K. 2017. Robotic milking online tool. Presented at Workshops in Sleepy Eye, MN (Jan. 24), New Prague, MN (Feb 6), and St. Cloud, MN (April 6).

Minegishi, K., K. Ueda, and S. Pieralli. 2017. Technology, resources, and knowledge: Structural change in the US dairy industry. Presented at the Agric. and Applied Economics Annual Mtg., Chicago, IL. July 30-Aug. 1.

Salfer, J.A., M.I. Endres, W. Lazarus, K. Minegishi, and E.R. Berning. 2017. Finances and returns for robotic dairies. Proc., I29 Winter Workshop Series held in Jamestown, ND, Watertown, SD, Pipestone, MN, Orange City, IA, and Norfolk, NE. Jan. 16-20.

Minegishi, K. 2014. A difference in distance-functions (DDF) approach to production heterogeneity: Application to technical change measurement. Presented at Economic Research Service, USDA, Washington, DC. July 2014.

Minegishi, K. 2014. Integrating efficiency concepts in technology approximation: A weighted DEA approach. Presented at the Agricultural &Applied Economic Association (AAEA), Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. Aug. 2014.

Minegishi, K. 2013. Comparison of production risks in the state-contingent framework: Application to balanced panel data set. Presented at the Agricultural & Applied Economic Association (AAEA), Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Aug. 2013 (Poster Presentation).

Minegishi, K. 2013. Explaining production heterogeneity by contextual environments: Two-stage DEA application to technical change measurement. Presented at the Agricultural & Applied Economic Association (AAEA), Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Aug. 2013.

Minegishi, K. 2011. Economics of intensive grazing in dairy production in the Mid-Atlantic. Presented at the Agricultural & Applied Economic Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. July 2011.

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Extension Publications

Salfer, J., K. Minegishi, W. Lazarus, B. Berning, and M. Endres, M. 2016. Dairy Robotic milking systems – What are the economics? eXtension, Nov. 2 (Peer-reviewed).

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Online Tools

Automatic Calf Feeder Calculator: https://z.umn.edu/AutomaticCalfFeeder

Dairy Data Visual Benchmarking Tool (Open Beta; Updated Nov. 28, 2017): https://z.umn.edu/visualbenchmark

Dairy Production Geography (Updated Nov. 28, 2017): https://z.umn.edu/dairymaps

Robotic milking system investment decision-support tool. Univ. of MN, St. Paul, MN. 2017.

Robot vs Parlor Milking Center Decision Tool (Open Beta; Updated Mar. 23, 2017): https://z.umn.edu/robotparlor

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Popular Press

Minegishi, K. 2017. FINBIN database: Creating an informational advantage. Dairy Star, May 27. p. 29.

Minegishi, K. 2017. Would activity sensors work for your farm? An example of custom heat detection. Dairy Star, Oct. 14. p. 29.

Minegishi, K. 2016. Research updates on the economics of robotic milking. Dairy Star, Oct. 8. p. 28.

Minegishi, K. 2016. Robot vs parlor: Looking ahead and further. Dairy Star, May 28. p. 29.

Minegishi, K. 2016. Who gets to bake the cake? Dairy Star, Dec. 11. p. 28.

Salfer, J., K. Minegishi, W. Lazarus, B. Berning, and M. Endres, M. 2016. Dairy Robotic milking systems – What are the economics? eXtension, Nov. 2 (Peer-reviewed).

Minegishi, K. 2015. What is ‘app’ with your dairy farm? Dairy Star, Oct. 24. p. 28.

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