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ANALYSIS OF MARKETING MARGINS IN THE U.S. LAMB INDUSTRY

Capps, Oral,, Patrick J. Byrne and Gary Williams

Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 1995, vol. 24, issue 2, 9

Abstract: Factors affecting marketing margins were identified and assessed using a relative price spread technique. Margins were disaggregated into slaughter-to-wholesale and wholesale-to-retail for a more complete understanding. Marketing costs, concentration, demand, and price were used to explain variations within these margins. Results showed that packer concentration had a significant effect on margins. Forces of supply and demand (as represented by production and market price) and changes in marketing costs also explained the variation in margins. A higher degree of price transmission from slaughter-to-wholesale level was observed in comparison to the wholesale-to-retail level.

Keywords: Marketing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1995
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.31582

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