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Formula Market Contracts In The Swine Industry

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  • Buhr, Brian L.
  • Smith, Rodney B.W.

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One aspect of increasing market channel coordination in the swine industry is the offering of long-term market contracts by pork processors to swine producers. This paper seeks to examine the existing contracts and develop a theoretical framework for analyzing jointly optimal levels of contracting.

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Paper provided by University of Minnesota, Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy in its series Conference Papers with number 14483.

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Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:ags:umcicp:14483

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Keywords: Livestock Production/Industries;

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  1. Johnson, C. Scott & Foster, Kenneth A., 1994. "Risk Preferences And Contracting In The U.S. Hog Industry," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 26(02), December.
  2. Buccola, Steven T. & French, Ben C., 1977. "An E-V Analysis Of Pricing Alternatives For Long-Term Marketing Contracts," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 9(02), December.
  3. Boehlje, Michael, 1996. "Industrialization of Agriculture: What are the Implications?," Choices, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 11(1).
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