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Determinants Of Wholesale Beef-Cut Prices

  • Capps, Oral, Jr.
  • Farris, Donald E.
  • Byrne, Patrick J.
  • Namken, Jerry C.
  • Lambert, Charles D.
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    Key determinants of monthly wholesale prices for 12 beef cuts include the quantity of the specific cut, stickiness in prices, marketing costs, quantities of pork and chicken, and seasonality. Seasonal patterns across the respective cuts are very different. Relative to the price in December, prices at the wholesale level in other months can be as much as 6 percent lower to as much as 21 percent higher.

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    Article provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

    Volume (Year): 26 (1994)
    Issue (Month): 01 (July)

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:15429
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    1. Chalfant, James A & Alston, Julian M, 1988. "Accounting for Changes in Tastes," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 96(2), pages 391-410, April.
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