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Carcass Quality Volume and Grid Pricing: An Investigation of Cause and Effect

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  • Scott W. Fausti

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

  • Bashir A. Qasmi

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

  • Jing Li

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

Abstract

The relationship between publicly reported weekly grid premiums and discounts for specific carcass characteristics and the percentage of those characteristics reflected in total weekly slaughter volume (i.e., proportional slaughter volume) is investigated. Granger Causality and multi-lag VAR models were used to investigate if grid premiums and discounts were efficiently transmitting market signals to producers with respect to carcass quality attributes. The empirical evidence indicates that there is little evidence to suggest that grid prices are providing efficient price signals to buyers and sellers with respect to market valuation of desirable and undesirable beef carcass characteristics.

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  • Scott W. Fausti & Bashir A. Qasmi & Jing Li, 2009. "Carcass Quality Volume and Grid Pricing: An Investigation of Cause and Effect," Staff Papers 090001, South Dakota State University, Department of Economics.
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    1. Link, David J. & Almas, Lal K. & Brown, Michael S. & Lawrence, Ty E., 2011. "The Beneficial Impact of Sorting Heavy Cattle at Re-Implant," 2011 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2011, Corpus Christi, Texas 98732, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

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    Keywords

    grid pricing; price discovery; price reporting; slaughter cattle;

    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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