Title

Livestock Margins under Output and Input Price Uncertainty

Advisor

Harri, Ardian

Committee Member

Tack, Jesse B.

Committee Member

Riley, John Michael

Date of Degree

1-1-2013

Original embargo terms

MSU Only Indefinitely

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department

Department of Agricultural Economics

Abstract

Increased volatility of agricultural commodity prices as well as market linkages between the agricultural and energy markets expose producers to different types of systematic price risk. Producers that operate on margins involving both input and output price uncertainty are perhaps the most adversely affected by these volatility changes. The beef cattle feeding industry is one such example. This research focuses on how expected margins in the beef cattle backgrounding and finishing stages are affected by output and input price uncertainty.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/21225

Comments

commodity price volatility||Livestock expected margins

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