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Feeder Cattle Price Differentials In Arizona Auction Markets


  • Faminow, Merle D.
  • Gum, Russell L.


This paper presents the results of an empirical study of price differentials for feeder cattle in Arizona auction markets. Emphasis is placed upon the estimation of price/weight relationships for steers and heifers. Estimation of a short-run feeder cattle price differential model resulted in an equation with a good empirical fit. The model also is in agreement with theoretical expectations. It is concluded that the model presented in the paper could be maintained and updated periodically to provide a useful supplement to market price information services commonly used by cattle producers.

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  • Faminow, Merle D. & Gum, Russell L., 1986. "Feeder Cattle Price Differentials In Arizona Auction Markets," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 11(2), pages 1-8, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32255
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.32255

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