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Market Valuation of Preconditioning Feeder Calves

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  • Avent, R. Keith
  • Ward, Clement E.
  • Lalman, David L.

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Preconditioning calf programs, while not new, are becoming more prevalent. They provide benefits to cow-calf producers while adding value for feeder cattle buyers. However, questions remain regarding the economic costs and returns of such programs. A model was estimated with data from three consecutive-day sales, to determine the value that buyers place on preconditioning programs and related feeder cattle traits. Our results indicate that price premiums, although evident, appear to be insufficient by themselves to cover the marginal costs of preconditioning.

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  • Avent, R. Keith & Ward, Clement E. & Lalman, David L., 2004. "Market Valuation of Preconditioning Feeder Calves," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 36(01), April.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:42894
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    1. Doye, Damona & Popp, Michael & West, Chuck, 2008. "Controlled versus Continuous Calving Seasons in the South: What’s at Stake?," Journal of the ASFMRA, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
    2. Williams, Brian R. & Raper, Kellie Curry & DeVuyst, Eric A. & Peel, Derrell S. & Lalman, David L. & Richards, Chris & Doye, Damona G., 2012. "Demographic Factors Affecting the Adoption of Multiple Value-Added Practices by Oklahoma Cow-Calf Producers," 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama 119743, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    3. Johnson, Myriah, 2008. "The Profitability of Preconditioning Calves in Oklahoma Over 10 Years," SS-AAEA Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    4. Schumacher, Tucker & Schroeder, Ted C. & Tonsor, Glynn T., 2012. "Willingness-to-Pay for Calf Health Programs and Certification Agents," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 44(02), May.
    5. Bulut, Harun & Lawrence, John D., 2007. "The Value of Third-Party Certification of Preconditioning Claims at Iowa Feeder Cattle Auctions," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 39(03), December.
    6. Vestal, Mallory K. & Ward, Clement E. & Doye, Damona G. & Lalman, David L., 2006. "Beef Cattle Production and Management Practices and Implications for Educators," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21426, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    7. Schumacher, Stephanie & Peel, Derrell S. & Raper, Kellie Curry, 2013. "Non-Adoption of Best Management Practices: Demographics and Adoption Constraints of Oklahoma Cattle Producers," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 143094, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    8. Lanfranco, Bruno A. & Castano, Jose Pedro, 2010. "Incidence of Agro-Climate Variability over Grass-Fed Cattle Markets," 2010 Annual Meeting, July 25-27, 2010, Denver, Colorado 61182, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    9. Williams, Galen S. & Raper, Kellie Curry & DeVuyst, Eric A. & Peel, Derrell S. & McKinney, Doug, 2012. "Determinants of Price Differentials in Oklahoma Value-Added Feeder Cattle Auctions," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 37(1), April.
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    11. Schulz, Lee L. & Dhuyvetter, Kevin C. & Doran, Beth, 2014. "Factors Affecting Preconditioned Calf Price Differentials: How much do Market and Sale Conditions Matter?," 2014 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2014, Minneapolis, Minnesota 170570, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    12. Williams, Brian R. & DeVuyst, Eric A. & Peel, Derrell S. & Raper, Kellie Curry, 2014. "Reducing Self-Selection Bias in Feeder Cattle Premium Estimates Using Matched Sampling," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 39(1), April.
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    Keywords

    Animal health; feeder cattle; hedonic model; marketing; preconditioning; prices; value-added; Q13; Q12; Q11; C23;

    JEL classification:

    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • Q11 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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