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The Role of Price Risk Management in Mitigating Fed Cattle Profit Exposure

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  • Belasco, Eric J.
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    This study identifies the amount and origin of risk in cattle feedlot operations through the use of simulation techniques. Ex ante profit risks are evaluated under scenarios with varying levels of price protection through the use of forward pricing. An empirical probability density function is simulated to capture the mean and variability in prices and cattle production yields within a specified profit under difference assumptions regarding the relative importance of production risk and price risk in overall cattle feeding profits.

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    Article provided by Western Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

    Volume (Year): 33 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 (December)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:jlaare:46563

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    Keywords: Corn prices; livestock production; multivariate simulation; Livestock Production/Industries; Risk and Uncertainty;

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