Animal Science Department

 

Date of this Version

January 2008

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Published in 2008 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2007 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.
Available online at http://beef.unl.edu/reports.shtml

Abstract

Price data from west central Nebraska livestock auction markets were used to determine the price discovery and information flow patterns between weight-gender cattle classes using time series analysis and directed acyclical graphs (DAG). Results indicated steers weighing 400-600 lb were the point of price discovery; the price change of each weight of steers impacted the price of the next heavier class of steers. Price movements for 600-700 lb heifers impacted prices of many other weight/gender classes including the price of heavier heifers and steers.

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