Harvested Cattle, Slaughtered Markets?

50 Pages Posted: 10 May 2022

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C. Robert Taylor

Auburn University - Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Date Written: April 27, 2022

Abstract

Reasons for intense concern about competition and fairness in cattle and beef markets are obvious from charts of retail beef prices, beef packer profit margins, grocery profit margins, and returns to independent cattle feeders.

Keywords: Market power, cattle, beef, partial vertical integration, policy alternatives

Suggested Citation

Taylor, Charles, Harvested Cattle, Slaughtered Markets? (April 27, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4094924 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4094924

Charles Taylor (Contact Author)

Auburn University - Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Comer Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
United States

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