Pricing Fed Cattle on a Grid: An Analysis of the Incentive Mechanism over Time
Scott Fausti (),
Matthew Diersen () and
Bashir A. Qasmi
No 119670, 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama from Southern Agricultural Economics Association
Empirical results suggest that the grid premium and discount structure is slowly adjusting carcass quality incentive/disincentive market signals to encourage marketing on a grid and discourage marketing by the pen. If this trend continues, grid market share of steer and heifer slaughter volume should increase in the future.
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