Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2008

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Volume

33

Issue

1

First Page or Article ID Number

118

Last Page

135

Abstract

Information on prices and price risk differences across marketing arrangements aids fed cattle producers in making choices about marketing methods. As part of the congressionally mandated Livestock and Meat Marketing Study, we investigated fed cattle price and price risk differences across marketing arrangements. The analysis uses data representing cattle purchased by 29 large beef packing plants from October 2002 through March 2005. Results indicate that marketing agreements offered the best tradeoff between price level and price risk. Forward contracts had the lowest average yet highly volatile prices. Auction barn prices were higher than other methods but also the most volatile.

Comments

This is an article from Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 33 (2008): 118. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Western Agricultural Economics Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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