Factors Affecting the Basis for Feeder Cattle
Managing for Today's Cattle Market and Beyond
Basis is one of the most useful concepts in developing marketing strategies for agricultural commodity markets. Basis information is a critical part of forward pricing and spot market decisions and forecasting basis is an essential element when one is making these types of decisions. For example, the relative success of parties involved in contracts depends, in large part, on the ability to accurately predict the basis.
Bailey, DeeVon, W. Gray, and E.L. Rawls. Factors Affecting the Basis for Feeder Cattle. Managing for Today’s Cattle Market and Beyond (November 2000).