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  Document P-1032 Cash Market Importance in Price Discovery for Fed Cattle and Hogs
By Yoonsuk Lee, Clement Ward, and Wade Brorsen. This research report discusses cash markets for fed cattle and hogs.
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  Document AGEC-245 Cow-Calf Production Practices in Oklahoma - Part 1

By Clem Ward. This fact sheet briefly summarizes demographics of people completing a survey of producers who received a copy of the Oklahoma Beef Cattle Manual, as well as their responses regarding practices under three categories. Those categories are: business planning and management, nutrition and management, and forages and introduced pastures. Reviewed March 2013.

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  Document AGEC-246 Cow-Calf Production Practices in Oklahoma - Part 2

By Clem Ward. This fact sheet briefly summarizes responses to a survey which was provided to producers who received a copy of the Oklahoma Beef Cattle Manual. This fact sheet is the second in a two-part series and deals with questions related to quality assurance and animal health, marketing and risk management, and reproduction and genetics. Reviewed March 2013.

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  Document AGEC-247 Costs and Benefits Associated with Preconditioning Calves

By Clem Ward. This fact sheet specifically addresses the cost versus benefit of preconditioning as part of an integrated beef production system.

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  Document AGEC-249 Stocker Cattle Production and Management Practices in Oklahoma

By Damona Doye. This fact sheet summarizes stocker production and management practices for Oklahoma cattle producers. Revised February 2013.

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  Document AGEC-255 The Economics of Gene Testing Cattle

By Eric DeVuyst. This fact sheet discusses the economics of having cattle tested genetically. Reviewed February 2013.

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  Document AGEC-256 Value of Animal Waste Calculator

By Eric DeVuyst, Hailin Zhang, & Josh Payne. This fact sheet discusses a spreadsheet that was developed to help producers estimate the value on animal waste in comparison to commercial fertilizers. Reviewed February 2013.

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  Document AGEC-258 Agribusiness Management Series: Oklahoma Wheat Stocker Spreadsheet Decision Aid

By Eric DeVuyst, Francis Epplin, Derrell Peel, Karen Taylor, Gerald Horn, and David Lalman. This fact sheet discusses the Excel program developed to assist producers project economic profitability of their wheat stocker enterprise. Reviewed February 2013.

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  Document AGEC-259 Agribusiness Management Series: Oklahoma Wheat Stocker Purchase Planner

By Eric DeVuyst, Francis Epplin, Derrell Peel, Karen Taylor, Gerald Horn, and David Lalman. This fact sheet discusses the Oklahoma Wheat Stocker Purchase Planner, an Excel program, which was developed to assist wheat stocker producers project economic profitability of their wheat stocker enterprises. Reviewed February 2013.

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  Document AGEC-263 Agribusiness Management Series: Oklahoma Wheat Stocker Graze Out Decision Aid

By Eric DeVuyst, Francis Epplin, Derrell Peel, Karen Taylor, Gerald Horn, and David Lalman. this fact sheet discusses the Excel software Oklahoma Wheat Stocker Graze Out Decision Aid. This program will assist wheat stocker producers project the economically optimal date to cease grazing of winter wheat. Reviewed November 2013.

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  Document AGEC-265 Agribusiness Management Series: The Effect of Grazing Past First Hollow Stem on Wheat and Stocker Profits
By Eric DeVuyst, Francis Epplin, Karen Taylor, Gerald Horn, Jeffery Edwards. This fact sheet discusses how cattle grazing past first hollow stem of wheat impacts wheat and stocker profits.
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  Document AGEC-323 Valuation of Raised Breeding Livestock

By Damona Doye. This fact sheet explains the valuation methods for raised breeding livestock and is a supplement to fact sheets in the financial statement series. Revised March 2013.

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  Document AGEC-550 Fed Cattle Price Discovery Issues and Projections

By Clem Ward. This fact sheet discusses price discover issues and projections. Reviewed August 2009.

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  Document AGEC-551 Understanding Livestock Pricing Issues

By Clem Ward. This fact sheet explains the differences between price discover and price determination, identifies how they are interrelated, and provides an indication when price discover concerns may increase. Reviewed August 2009.

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  Document AGEC-552 Beef, Pork, and Poultry Industry Coordination

By Clem Ward. This fact sheet compares past and current vertical coordination among the three major meat industries (beef, pork, and poultry). Reviewed August 2009.

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  Document AGEC-553 Structural Changes in Cattle Feeding and Meat Packing

By Clem Ward. This fact sheet reviews changes in the structure of cattle feeding and beefpacking that have occurred in the past couple decades, and discusses implications for marketing and pricing feeder and fed cattle. Reviewed August 2009.

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  Document AGEC-556 Fed Cattle Pricing: Live and Dressed Weight

By Clem Ward. The objectives of this fact sheet are to discuss: (1) the general pricing process packers follow in determining bid prices for fed cattle; and (2) the steps followed in both live weight and dressed weight pricing. Reviewed August 2009.

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  Document AGEC-557 Fed Cattle Pricing: Grid Pricing Basics

By Clem Ward. This fact sheet introduces the concept of grid pricing and discusses several management and marketing implications if fed cattle are sold on a grid as compared to being sold on a live or dressed weight basis. Reviewed August 2009.

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  Document AGEC-558 Fed Cattle Pricing: Basis Contracts

By Clem Ward. This fact sheet describes the forward contracting process and identifies advantages, disadvantages, and issues related to basis contracting. Reviewed August 2009.

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  Document AGEC-560 Grid Pricing of Fed Cattle: Base Prices and Premiums-Discounts

By Clem Ward. The purpose of this fact sheet is to specifically distinguish formula pricing from grid pricing, discuss price discovery implications from using alternative base prices with premium-discount grids, and show how premiums and discounts have varied over time. Reviewed August 2009.

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