Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2015

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Volume

40

Issue

2

First Page or Article ID Number

220

Last Page

241

Abstract

Feeder-calf prices are determined by the interaction of many factors. This study uses transaction data from Iowa preconditioned and regular feeder-calf auction sales to quantify the impact of a wide variety of factors, several of which have not been used in previous studies on feeder-calf prices. Notably, market premiums for preconditioned sales versus regular sales, feedlot capacity utilization, and seller reputation are found to be significant factors affecting feeder-calf prices. Estimated coefficients are then used to predict prices to demonstrate how this information can be used in making management and marketing decisions.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 40 (2015): 220.

Copyright Owner

Western Agricultural Economics Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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