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Cattle Feeder Perceptions Of Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting

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  • Grunewald, Sarah
  • Schroeder, Ted C.
  • Ward, Clement E.

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Because of the significant investment in the mandatory price reporting program (MPR) by the USDA and by packers, it is important to understand what producers believe about its effectiveness. This study reports results from a survey of feedyards located primarily in Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, and Iowa. Results indicate a diversity of opinion regarding MPR effectiveness. On average producers are neutral to negative regarding the value of MPR to them. Interestingly, feedlot characteristics appear to have little systematic relationship to the manager's perceptions regarding the usefulness of MPR.

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  • Grunewald, Sarah & Schroeder, Ted C. & Ward, Clement E., 2002. "Cattle Feeder Perceptions Of Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting," 2002 Conference, April 22-23, 2002, St. Louis, Missouri 19056, NCR-134 Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management.
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    1. Fausti, Scott W. & Qasmi, Bashir A. & Li, Jing & Diersen, Matthew A., 2010. "The Effect of the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act on Market Transparency and Grid Price Dispersion," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 39(3), October.
    2. Ward, Clement E. & Vestal, Mallory K. & Lee, Yoonsuk, 2014. "Relationships between Alternative Marketing Arrangement Prices for Fed Cattle and Hogs, 2001-2013," Miscellaneous Papers 179231, Agecon Search.
    3. Martin Beutler & Scott Fausti & Bashir Qasmi, 2007. "The Perspective of Cow/Calf Producers in the Dakotas: Mandatory Price Reporting for Slaughter Cattle," Issue Briefs 2007490, South Dakota State University, Department of Economics.
    4. Lee, Yoonsuk & Ward, Clement E. & Brorsen, B. Wade, 2010. "Relationships among Prices across Alternative Marketing Arrangements for Fed Cattle and Hogs," 2010 Annual Meeting, February 6-9, 2010, Orlando, Florida 56282, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
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