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Pricing Fed Cattle on a Grid: An Analysis of the Incentive Mechanism over Time

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  • Fausti, Scott W.
  • Wang, Gerald
  • Diersen, Matthew A.
  • Qasmi, Bashir A.

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Empirical results suggest that the grid premium and discount structure is slowly adjusting carcass quality incentive/disincentive market signals to encourage marketing on a grid and discourage marketing by the pen. If this trend continues, grid market share of steer and heifer slaughter volume should increase in the future.

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Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama with number 119670.

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Keywords: fed cattle; grid; marketing; market share; livestock production; Livestock Production/Industries; Marketing; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Q13;

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  9. Fausti, Scott W. & Qasmi, Bashir A. & Li, Jing & Diersen, Matthew A., 2010. "The Effect of the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act on Market Transparency and Grid Price Dispersion," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 39(3), October.
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