RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FED CATTLE MARKET SHARES AND PRICES PAID BY BEEFPACKERS IN LOCALIZED MARKETS

Industrial organization theory hypothesizes that larger beefpackers can depress prices paid for cattle. Prices paid between at least two beefpackers in some localized markets studies were found to be significantly different for the one-month study period. However, larger beefpackers in each market paid neither lower or higher prices than the smallest buyer, with just one exception. No significant relationship was found between market shares of buyers and average prices paid for cattle. Thus, the hypothesis that larger beefpackers pay significantly lower prices was rejected.


Issue Date:
1982-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/32415
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/32415
Published in:
Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, 07, 1
Page range:
79-86
Total Pages:
8




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