Grid pricing of fed cattle

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dc.contributor.author Schroeder, Ted C.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-02T20:30:33Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-02T20:30:33Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-02T20:30:33Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4797
dc.description.abstract Pricing fed cattle on a value-based quality and yield grade grid provides the best opportunity for cattle producers to receive premiums associated with high quality cattle. However, grid discounts for cattle not desired by the particular packer are often quite substantial. Thus, cattle producers targeting cattle for specific grids need to have considerable knowledge regarding the quality attributes of their cattle. This study compared pricing of 202 pens of fed cattle on a live basis, a carcass (dressed) basis, and using four different packer grids. Results indicate that no single pricing method is optimal for all cattle. Producers need to know the quality of cattle they have, be willing and able to sort those cattle, and compare the various selling options and grids before deciding upon the pricing method that generates the highest revenue. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service 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); 804 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 1998 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Grid pricing en_US
dc.subject Value-based pricing en_US
dc.subject Fed cattle prices en_US
dc.title Grid pricing of fed cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1998 en_US
dc.citation.epage 111 en_US
dc.citation.spage 109 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1998, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 6, 1998 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid tcs en_US


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