EMPIRICAL EVALUATION OF SELECTED HEDGING STRATEGIES FOR CATTLE FEEDERS

Several hedging strategies for fat cattle are compared using actual feedlot performance information for a period of 6.5 years and 747 pens of fat cattle. Results show that cattle feeding was not profitable (a $24.50 per head cash market loss) but a carefully chosen hedging strategy could have reduced the loss by 50 percent.


Issue Date:
1982-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/32276
Published in:
Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 07, Number 2
Page range:
199-210
Total Pages:
12




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