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Title: The Effect of Value-Added Management on Calf Prices at Superior Livestock Auction Video Markets
Authors: Zimmerman, Lance C.
Schroeder, Ted C.
Dhuyvetter, Kevin C.
Olson, K.C.
Stokka, Gerald L.
Seeger, Jon T.
Grotelueschen, Dale M.
Keywords: feeder calf prices
hedonic models
value-added calf price
Issue Date: 2012-04
Abstract: Value-added management practices for cow-calf producers have become prevalent as feeders have recognized the value of calves raised with certified health and weaning programs. Export markets requiring age and source verification or non-hormone treated cattle and advancement of markets for naturally raised cattle have also presented profit opportunities for cow-calf producers. This study estimates the value of value-added calf production and marketing programs. Weaned steer calves sold with certified health programs realized $7 to $10 per cwt premiums. Age- and sourceverified steers received $1 to $2 per cwt premiums exceeding added costs of about $0.67 per cwt in 2010 despite rapidly expanding supply.
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics>Volume 37, Number 1, April 2012
Total Pages: 16
From Page: 128
To Page: 143
Collections:Volume 37, Number 1, April 2012

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