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Formula Market Contracts In The Swine Industry


  • Buhr, Brian L.
  • Smith, Rodney B.W.


One aspect of increasing market channel coordination in the swine industry is the offering of long-term market contracts by pork processors to swine producers. This paper seeks to examine the existing contracts and develop a theoretical framework for analyzing jointly optimal levels of contracting.

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  • Buhr, Brian L. & Smith, Rodney B.W., 1998. "Formula Market Contracts In The Swine Industry," Conference Papers 14483, University of Minnesota, Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:umcicp:14483

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    1. Buccola, Steven T. & French, Ben C., 1977. "An E-V Analysis of Pricing Alternatives for Long-Term Marketing Contracts," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 9(02), pages 17-23, December.
    2. Boehlje, Michael, 1996. "Industrialization of Agriculture: What are the Implications?," Choices, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 11(1).
    3. Johnson, C. Scott & Foster, Kenneth A., 1994. "Risk Preferences And Contracting In The U.S. Hog Industry," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 26(02), December.
    4. Buccola, Steven T. & French, Ben C., 1977. "An E-V Analysis Of Pricing Alternatives For Long-Term Marketing Contracts," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 9(02), December.
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