IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/ags/ncrfiv/19035.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Factors Influencing the Extent of Grid Pricing of Fed Cattle

Author

Listed:
  • Ward, Clement E.

Abstract

Motives for grid pricing of fed cattle have been identified in previous research. Also, estimates of grid pricing exist from feedlot surveys and data generated via mandatory price reports since 2001. However, no research has attempted to estimate factors influencing the extent of grid pricing by cattle feeders. Cattle feedlot respondents to a survey primarily in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, and Texas reported a wide range of grid pricing use in 2003. Two groups of feedlot respondents were created; those using grid pricing for half or less of their fed cattle marketings in 2003 and those using grid pricing for more than half of their marketings. Ordinary least squares and ordered logit models were estimated to determine factors affecting grid pricing use for the two comparison groups. For many potential factors influencing grid pricing, no significant differences were found between groups. The two most robust factors were the percent of fed cattle sold to the largest buyer and the percent of fed cattle marketed with some type of agreement, contract, or through an alliance or cooperative. Other significant factors related to market conditions and expected carcass performance of the cattle. However, results were neither consistent nor strong enough to explain the sharp drop in formula pricing fed cattle during the third year following implementation of mandatory price reporting.

Suggested Citation

  • Ward, Clement E., 2005. "Factors Influencing the Extent of Grid Pricing of Fed Cattle," 2005 Conference, April 18-19, 2005, St. Louis, Missouri 19035, NCR-134 Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ncrfiv:19035
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.19035
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/19035/files/cp05wa01.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: https://libkey.io/10.22004/ag.econ.19035?utm_source=ideas
    LibKey link: if access is restricted and if your library uses this service, LibKey will redirect you to where you can use your library subscription to access this item
    ---><---

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Fausti, Scott W. & Qasmi, Bashir A., 2002. "Does The Producer Have An Incentive To Sell Fed Cattle On A Grid?," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association, vol. 5(1), pages 1-17.
    2. McDonald, R. Allen & Schroeder, Ted C., 2003. "Fed Cattle Profit Determinants Under Grid Pricing," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 35(1), pages 1-10, April.
    3. Feuz, Dillon M. & Fausti, Scott W. & Wagner, John J., 1995. "Risk And Market Participant Behavior In The U.S. Slaughter-Cattle Market," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 20(1), pages 1-10, July.
    4. Feuz, Dillon M., 1999. "Market Signals In Value-Based Pricing Premiums And Discounts," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 24(2), pages 1-15, December.
    5. Anderson, John D. & Zeuli, Kimberly A., 2001. "The Revenue Risk Of Value-Based Pricing For Fed Cattle: A Simulation Of Grid Vs. Average Pricing," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association, vol. 4(3), pages 1-12.
    6. Ted C. Schroeder & Jennifer L. Graff, 2000. "Estimated Value of Increased Pricing Accuracy for Fed Cattle," Review of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 22(1), pages 89-101.
    7. Dillon M. Feuz & Scott W. Fausti & John J. Wagner, 1993. "Analysis of the efficiency of four marketing methods for slaughter cattle," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 9(5), pages 453-463.
    8. Feuz, Dillon M., 1999. "Market Signals In Value Based Pricing Premiums And Discounts," 1999 Annual Meeting, July 11-14, 1999, Fargo, ND 35739, Western Agricultural Economics Association.
    9. Scott W. Fausti & Dillon M. Feuz, 1995. "Production Uncertainty and Factor Price Disparity in the Slaughter Cattle Market: Theory and Evidence," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 77(3), pages 533-540.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Fantu Bachewe & Derek Headey & Bart Minten, 2023. "Price predictors in an extended hedonic regression framework: An application to wholesale cattle markets in Ethiopia," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 54(2), pages 289-306, March.

    Most related items

    These are the items that most often cite the same works as this one and are cited by the same works as this one.
    1. Fausti, Scott W. & Qasmi, Bashir A. & Diersen, Matthew A & Adamson, Bill, 2014. "Grid Valuation of Beef Carcass Quality: Market Power and Market Trends," Economics Staff Papers 171423, South Dakota State University, Department of Economics.
    2. Scott W. Fausti & Zhiguang Wang & Bashir A. Qasmi & Matthew A. Diersen, 2014. "Risk and marketing behavior: pricing fed cattle on a grid," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 45(5), pages 601-612, September.
    3. Ward, Clement E., 2005. "Supply Effects on Price Discovery and Pricing Choice for Fed Cattle," 2005 Conference, April 18-19, 2005, St. Louis, Missouri 19034, NCR-134 Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management.
    4. Fausti, Scott W. & Qasmi, Bashir A. & Diersen, Matthew A., 2008. "Grid Marketing and Beef Carcass Quality: A Discussion of Issues and Trends," Economics Staff Papers 37149, South Dakota State University, Department of Economics.
    5. Fausti, Scott & Diersen, Matthew & Qasmi, Bashir & Adamson, Bill, 2015. "The Influence of Market Power and Market Trends on Grid Market Signals," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 40(1), pages 1-12.
    6. Hogan, Robert J., Jr. & Carlberg, Jared G. & Ward, Clement E. & Peel, Derrell S., 2012. "Factors Affecting Quality Grade Discounts for Fed Cattle," 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama 119814, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    7. Fausti, Scott W. & Qasmi, Bashir A. & Li, Jing, 2010. "Grid Pricing: An Empirical Investigation of Market Signal Clarity," Economics Staff Papers 93253, South Dakota State University, Department of Economics.
    8. Fausti, Scott W. & Qasmi, Bashir A. & Diersen, Matthew A., 2008. "Grid Marketing and Beef Carcass Quality: A Discussion of Issues and Trends," Economics Staff Papers 37149, South Dakota State University, Department of Economics.
    9. Fausti, Scott W. & Qasmi, Bashir A. & Diersen, Matthew A., 2008. "The Efficacy of the Grid Marketing Channel for Fed Cattle," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6884, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    10. Ward, Clement E. & Carlberg, Jared G. & Brocklebank, Andrea, 2007. "Comparing Canadian and U.S. Cattle Feeding Pricing Practices and Perceptions of Pricing Issues," CAFRI: Current Agriculture, Food and Resource Issues, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society, issue 8, pages 1-12, December.
    11. Fausti, Scott W. & Wang, Gerald & Diersen, Matthew A. & Qasmi, Bashir A., 2012. "Pricing Fed Cattle on a Grid: An Analysis of the Incentive Mechanism over Time," 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama 119670, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    12. Ardian Harri & John Michael Riley & John D. Anderson & Keith H. Coble, 2009. "Managing economic risk in value‚Äźbased marketing of fed cattle," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 40(3), pages 295-306, May.
    13. Johnson, Heather C. & Ward, Clement E., 2006. "Impact of Beef Quality on Market Signals Transmitted by Grid Pricing," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 38(1), pages 1-14, April.
    14. Scott W. Fausti & Zhiguang Wang & Bashir A. Qasmi & Matthew A. Diersen, 2014. "Risk and marketing behavior: pricing fed cattle on a grid," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 45(5), pages 601-612, September.
    15. Fausti, Scott W. & Diersen, Matthew A. & Qasmi, Bashir A. & Li, Jing, 2010. "Value-Based Marketing: A Discussion of Issues and Trends in the Slaughter Cattle Market," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, vol. 28(2), pages 1-22.
    16. Fausti, Scott W. & Qasmi, Bashir A., 2002. "Does The Producer Have An Incentive To Sell Fed Cattle On A Grid?," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association, vol. 5(1), pages 1-17.
    17. Fausti, Scott W. & Qasmi, Bashir A. & Diersen, Matthew A., 2007. "Public Reporting of Fed Cattle Grid Prices: Policy Reform Consequences," Economics Staff Papers 7297, South Dakota State University, Department of Economics.
    18. Thompson, Nathanael M. & DeVuyst, Eric A. & Brorsen, B. Wade & Lusk, Jayson L., 2016. "Using Genetic Testing to Improve Fed Cattle Marketing Decisions," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 41(2), May.
    19. Steiner, Bodo E., 2007. "Formal beef alliances and alignment challenges: issues in contracting, pricing and quality," Project Report Series 7709, University of Alberta, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology.
    20. Fausti, Scott W. & Lange, Brent, 2011. "Uncertainty and Producer Fed Cattle Marketing Decisions: Theory and Evidence," Economics Staff Papers 102692, South Dakota State University, Department of Economics.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Livestock Production/Industries; Marketing;

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:ncrfiv:19035. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a bibliographic reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: AgEcon Search (email available below). General contact details of provider: https://edirc.repec.org/data/dauiuus.html .

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service. RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.