An Empirical Analysis of the Demand for Wholesale Pork Primals: Seasonality and Structural Change

This study focuses on estimating wholesale pork primal demand relationships in order to determine their own-quantity flexibilities, whether these flexibilities have changed over time, and seasonal price fluctuations. A set of equations for pork loin, rib, butt, ham, pork belly, and picnic primals was estimated. Monthly data over an 11-year period were used to determine that own-quantity flexibilities varied across months, that they increased in absolute value over time for some primal cuts, and cold-storage stocks were used as an inventory control measure to reduce price variation for some primal cuts.


Issue Date:
2003-08
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/31102
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 28, Number 2
Page range:
335-348
Total Pages:
14




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