Comparison of commingled backgrounded feeder cattle to non-backgrounded counterparts
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Sales data were collected from Jordan Cattle Auction and ten other auction barns and divided into two groups: 1) Premium (Jordan Cattle Auction), 2) Non-Premium (All other auction barns). Data were collected for 7 selected weeks from November 1999 to November 2000. 17,958 premium cattle were compared to 28,786 non-premium cattle to determine price differences between sex and weight groups. When compared using a $.04 slide, premium cattle received $97.37 and $100.51 more per head for steers and heifers respectively, Standard gross premium was $80.01 and $83.73 more per head for steers and heifers. Average gross premiums received for steers of each 100 LB weight group were as follows: 400-499- $57.72, 500-599-$39.59, 600-699-$55.95, 700-799-$74.62, and 800-899- $58.96. Average gross premiums received for heifers of each 100 LB weight group were as follows: 400-499-$50.83, 500-599-$55.46, 600-699-$49.55, 700-799-$57.43, and 800-899-$43.44. Seasonal trends showed lightweight premium cattle received higher premiums from late winter to early summer when there is more demand for backgrounded cattle. Lower premiums revealed less of a demand for heavy weight backgrounded cattle especially during summer months.
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Includes bibliographical references (leaves 42-43).
Geistweidt, Adam Robert (2001). Comparison of commingled backgrounded feeder cattle to non-backgrounded counterparts. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from