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Regional Demand For Natural Beef Products In Colorado: Target Consumers And Willingness To Pay

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  • Thilmany, Dawn D.
  • Grannis, Jennifer L.
  • Sparling, Edward

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Interest and sales in natural meats continue to grow, with increased offerings in supermarkets and other mainstream marketing channels. Producers interested in direct marketing also consider natural meats an attractive niche market. This study focuses on the market for natural meat, including freezer beef, in Colorado with special attention to whether consumers in different areas of the state differ in their price and product choices. Findings show that about 20% of Front Range Colorado consumers purchase at least some of their meat from specialty shops or natural food stores, while 24% of rural, Western Slope consumers buy at least some meat directly from producers.

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Article provided by Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia in its journal Journal of Agribusiness.

Volume (Year): 21 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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Handle: RePEc:ags:jloagb:14667

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Keywords: consumer targeting; freezer beef; natural beef; Demand and Price Analysis;

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  1. Boland, Michael A. & Schroeder, Ted C., 2002. "Marginal Value Of Quality Attributes For Natural And Organic Beef," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 34(01), April.
  2. Fox, John A. & Shogren, J. & Hayes, Dermot J. & Kliebenstein, James, 2003. "Cvm-X: Calibrating Contingent Values with Experimental Auction Markets," Staff General Research Papers 11935, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  3. Lusk, Jayson L. & Roosen, Jutta & Fox, John A., 2001. "Demand For Beef From Cattle Administered Growth Hormones Or Fed Genetically Modified Corn: A Comparison Of Consumers In France, Germany, The United Kingdom, And The United States," 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL 20684, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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  1. Mennecke, Brian & Townsend, Anthony & Hayes, Dermot J. & Lonergan, Steven, 2006. "A Study of the Factors That Influence Consumer Attitudes Toward Beef Products Using the Conjoint Market Analysis Tool," Staff General Research Papers 12650, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  2. Schulz, Lee L. & Schroeder, Ted C. & White, Katharine L., 2012. "Value of Beef Steak Branding: Hedonic Analysis of Retail Scanner Data," Staff General Research Papers 35146, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  3. Wendy J. Umberger & Dawn D. Thilmany McFadden & Amanda R. Smith, 2009. "Does altruism play a role in determining U.S. consumer preferences and willingness to pay for natural and regionally produced beef?," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 25(2), pages 268-285.
  4. Brian Mennecke & Anthony Townsend & Dermot J. Hayes & Steven M. Lonergan, 2006. "Study of the Factors that Influence Consumer Attitudes Toward Beef Products Using the Conjoint Market Analysis Tool, A," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 06-wp425, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.

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