Livestock Margins under Output and Input Price Uncertainty
Tack, Jesse B.
Riley, John Michael
Date of Degree
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Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Agricultural Economics
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.
Maples, Joshua G, "Livestock Margins under Output and Input Price Uncertainty" (2013). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 2964.