A Price Analysis of the Ogden and Los Angeles Livestock Markets for Slaughter and Feeder Cattle, 1956-1960

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Barnard, Jerald R.
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agricultural economics; price analysis; cattle; Agricultural and Resource Economics
thesis / dissertation description
One of the major objectives of every farmer, rancher, or feedlot operator is that of trying to maximize profits by marketing their cattle for greatest net returns. For this reason, it is very important at which market the producer decides to sell his cattle, Local supply and demand conditions are constantly causing prices and price differentials between markets to fluctuate, making the decision of choosing the market which will yield the greatest net return rather difficult.