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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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  • Thilmany, Dawn D. & Grannis, Jennifer L. & Sparling, Edward, 2003. "Regional Demand For Natural Beef Products In Colorado: Target Consumers And Willingness To Pay," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, vol. 21(2).
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    1. 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.
    2. Schulz, Lee L. & Schroeder, Ted C. & White, Katharine L., 2012. "Value of Beef Steak Branding: Hedonic Analysis of Retail Scanner Data," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 41(2), August.
    3. Eve J. Froehlich & Jared G. Carlberg & Clement E. Ward, 2009. "Willingness-to-Pay for Fresh Brand Name Beef," Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society/Societe canadienne d'agroeconomie, vol. 57(1), pages 119-137, March.
    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.
    5. 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 Archive 12650, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    6. Tackie, Nii O. & Bartlett, Jannette R. & Adu-Gyamfi, Akua, 2014. "Assessing Alabama Consumer Attitudes And Beliefs About Locally Or Regionally Produced Livestock And Products," Professional Agricultural Workers Journal (PAWJ), Professional Agricultural Workers Conference, vol. 2(2).

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