Determinants of prices for purebred beef bulls


Show simple item record Simms, D.D. Bolze, R.P. Jr. Geske, J. Dhuyvetter, Kevin C. Schroeder, Ted C. 2010-09-02T21:05:47Z 2010-09-02T21:05:47Z 2010-09-02T21:05:47Z
dc.description.abstract Animal characteristics and sale price data for 1651 bulls sold at 26 Kansas purebred beef sales during 1993 were collected and analyzed to determine which factors affected price differentials for beef bulls. Bull sale price varied, from $650 to $20,000 per head. Regression analysis was used to determine the price differential associated with bull traits and marketing factors. Black bulls in the Simmental, Gelbvieh, and Limousin breeds brought premium s of 15% to 53% compared to their nonblack peers. Conformation, disposition , and muscling affected sell prices. Bulls with lower birth weights and birth weight expected progeny differences (EPD) brought higher prices. Bulls with higher adjusted weaning weights, weaning weight EPD, and milk EPD also brought higher prices, although these varied depending upon bull breed. Several marketing factors, including sale order, semen retention, and pictures in the sale catalogs, influenced bull prices. Bull buyers can use this information to make more informed bull buying decisions, and purebred producers can use results to target production and marketing. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1997 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 97-309-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 783 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Bull prices en_US
dc.subject Bull EPD en_US
dc.subject Bull marketing en_US
dc.title Determinants of prices for purebred beef bulls en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1997 en_US
dc.citation.epage 33 en_US
dc.citation.spage 31 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1997, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 7, 1997 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kcd en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid tcs en_US

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