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Grid Marketing and Beef Carcass Quality: A Discussion of Issues and Trends

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  • Fausti, Scott

    () (Department of Economics, South Dakota State University)

  • Qasmi, Bashir

    () (Department of Economics, South Dakota State University)

  • Diersen, Matt

    () (Department of Economics, South Dakota State University)

Abstract

Beef industry data suggest that improvements in carcass yield and quality grades have stagnated recently. Empirical analysis, based on USDA market reports, indicates that the share of steer slaughter volume marketed on a grid is less than industry estimates and the growth in market share has stagnated. Trend analysis of market share suggests that grid pricing has become an important marketing channel, but has not become the dominant marketing channel. The lack of industry progress toward achieving the carcass quality goals suggests that grid pricing has not captured the level of market share needed to realize the goals envisioned for it as a value based marketing system.

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  • Fausti, Scott & Qasmi, Bashir & Diersen, Matt, 2008. "Grid Marketing and Beef Carcass Quality: A Discussion of Issues and Trends," Staff Papers 080003, South Dakota State University, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    cattle pricing; grid pricing; farm policy;

    JEL classification:

    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness

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