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The price structure of the beef-pork sector from the retail level back to the primary productionlevel is evaluated in order to identify areas of inefficient performance. Results indicated efficient pricingperformance between the slaughter and the retail levels. Results between the ranch and feedlotlevels indicated a weak and distorted price structure. This appeared to be due to the inability of theprice system to serve both as a mechanism of trade and as a signal for the organization and timing offuture production.

Keywords: Price performance ; efficiency ; space ; time ; form.

Subject(s): Demand and Price Analysis

Livestock Production/Industries

Research Methods/ Statistical Methods

Issue Date: 1971-01

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: Published in: Agricultural Economics Research, Volume 23, Number 1 Page range: 11-17

Total Pages: 8

Record appears in: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) > Economic Research Service > Agricultural Economics Research

Author: Trierweiler, John E. ; Hassler, James B.


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