Campus Units

Animal Science, Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1999

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Volume

31

Issue

2

First Page or Article ID Number

349

Last Page

357

DOI

10.1017/S1074070800008622

Abstract

Conventional wisdom and earlier research have concluded that cattle feeding profitability is more determined by feeder and fed cattle prices than by animal performance. This study examined cross-sectional and time-series data from over 1600 pens of cattle in more than 220 feedlots in the upper Midwest where weather and lot conditions are thought to influence feedlot profitability. In addition to input and output prices and animal performance, other factors found to significantly impact cattle feeding profitability were sex, placement weight, facility design, and to a lesser extent placement season.

Comments

This is an article from Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 31 (1999): 349, doi:10.1017/S1074070800008622. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Southern Agricultural Economics Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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