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The Impacts Of Quality On Cash Fed Cattle Prices

  • Jones, Rodney D.
  • Schroeder, Ted C.
  • Mintert, James R.
  • Brazle, Frank

Quality factors affecting fed cattle prices were examined during a six-month period in southwestern Kansas. Transaction prices were significantly affected by the percentage of cattle expected to grade choice times the choice-to-select carcass price spread, finish uniformity, average weight, dressing percentage, breed, number of cattle purchased by a single packer on a given day, the packer, the feedyard, the day-of-the-week the cattle were sold, and the number of bids received. Asking prices were significantly affected by many of the same factors. Asking and transaction prices reflected approximately 25 percent of the packer value differentials for expected carcass quality grades.

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

Volume (Year): 24 (1992)
Issue (Month): 02 (December)

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  1. Ward, Clement E., 1981. "Short-Period Pricing Models For Fed Cattle And Impacts Of Wholesale Carcass Beef And Live Cattle Futures Market Prices," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 13(01), July.
  2. Schroeder, Ted C. & Mintert, James R. & Brazle, Frank & Grunewald, Orlen C., 1988. "Factors Affecting Feeder Cattle Price Differentials," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 13(01), July.
  3. Ward, Clement E., 1982. "Relationship Between Fed Cattle Market Shares And Prices Paid By Beefpackers In Localized Markets," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 7(01), July.
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