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Angela Krueger and Victoria Salin ()

No 24004, Faculty Paper Series from Texas A&M University, Department of Agricultural Economics

Abstract: Agribusinesses in the cattle-beef sector use information from both external sources and proprietary sources in the management decision making process. This research reports the results of personal interviews with employees at all levels of the beef market channel, covering the information resources that they value and the priority their firms place on information. Respondents used data on prices and cattle inventories collected by the public sector, data on retail grocery sales made available through private firms, and data and analysis from trade associations. Companies involved in meat packing and retail distribution use information technologies to automate delivery and billing for products and they are investing in improved systems. A barrier to a more efficient supply chain in beef is the incomplete implementation of retail scanner systems for fresh meat.

Keywords: Livestock; Production/Industries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 25
Date: 1998
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.24004

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