Live, In-the-Beef, or Formula: Is There a "Best" Method for Selling Fed Cattle?
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Descriptions of grid pricing, formula pricing, and marketing alliances for fed cattle are provided. These pricing methods are compared with traditional live-weight and in-the-beef pricing. Expected revenue and revenue variability are compared as well as determining what type of cattle are most profitable under each pricing method.
Feuz, D.M. 1997. "Live, In-the-Beef, or Formula: Is there a ‘Best' Method for Selling Fed Cattle?" Abstract. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol. 22, p.394.