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000096646 245__ $$aMaize prices in South Africa: Can the producer increase his revenue by marketing grain through cattle?
000096646 260__ $$c2010-09
000096646 269__ $$a2010-09
000096646 270__ $$mMareFA@ufs.ac.za$$pMare,   Frikkie A.
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000096646 336__ $$aConference Paper/ Presentation
000096646 520__ $$aSince the decline in the price of maize from the beginning of 2010, meat has become the new buzzword
under maize producers as they are desperately looking for alternatives to increase the value of their
crops. It seems as if the price of maize may stay low at levels equal to export parity prices for the next
year or two due to very large yields and an increasing level of ending stocks each year. On the other
hand, there is the meat sector which is doing extremely well and had even shown positive growth during
the worldwide financial crisis. A substantial decrease in the price of beef therefore seems unlikely and
makes it a very attractive alternative market for maize. The question, however, is whether the value of
maize can be increased by marketing it through beef, and what factors influence the profitability of this
marketing alternative. A model simulating different scenarios with regards to the physical and financial
information of a feedlot indicates that in the most cases a feedlot will have a positive margin and thus
increases the value of the maize that is fed. The factors that were found to affect the margin the most in
a negatively correlated relation, are the weaner price, maize price, feed conversion ratio, mortality rate
and feed concentrate price, while those affecting the margin in a positively correlated way are the
carcass price, slaughter percentage and average daily gain.
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000096646 650__ $$aLivestock Production/Industries
000096646 700__ $$aMare, Frikkie A.
000096646 700__ $$aNell, Wilhelm T.
000096646 700__ $$aWillemse, B.J.
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