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    Canadian vs. U.S. Fed Cattle Pricing and Marketing

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    Document anglais donnant un portrait du prix et du classement du boeuf Canada et États-Unis (USA) . Since the early-to-mid 1990s, the U.S. beef industry has recognized the need to improve the quality and consistency of beef to halt a decline in beef demand. One approach believed to meet those objectives was value-based pricing. Several groups (cattle feeding firms, cattlemen organizations, breed associations, and beefpackers), initiated value based pricing systems, commonly referred to as grid pricing. The first large-scale marketing agreement with a pricing to value component was the Cactus Feeders-IBP agreement in the late 1980s. Premium-discount grids differ across packers and various agreements, but all have one common feature: price is established on each individual animal based on its carcass merit. One of the most appealing aspects of grid pricing is that, intuitively, higher valued cattle receive higher prices and lower valued cattle receive lower prices, thereby improving pricing accuracy and rewarding cattlemen who produce and market desirable types of cattle.

    Organisation : National Beef Industry Development Fund
    Auteur(s) : Clement E. Ward, Professor and Extension Economist, Andrea Brocklebank, Research Analyst, Jared G. Carlberg, Assistant Professor
    Date de publication : 26 novembre 2007