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This study investigates the risk and return of retained ownership of steer calves past weaning, in Alberta. The study is approached using an historical simulation. The base simulation model is based on a producer retaining 100 beef steers every fall for the years 1979 to 1991. There are three...
This study uses Vector Autoregressions to investigate and measure the relationship between Alberta slaughter steer prices, United States - Canada exchange rates, Texas slaughter steer prices, nearby live cattle futures prices and live animal exports to the United States (in dollars). The general...
Assessment of the Effect of the Policy Environment on Farm Decision-Making: Aggregate Acreage Response in the Canadian Prairies Under the Western Grains Stabilization ProgramDownload
An aggregate acreage supply model for the Canadian prairie provinces is estimated under the assumption that farmers base acreage allocation decisions on the rational ex-ante expectation and variance of net per hectare revenue. In order to account directly for the effects of government...
The majority of calf production in Alberta occurs in conjunction with grain growing enterprises. This study hypothesized that a major reason for this occurrence is the risk reduction opportunities which arise from on farm \"portfolios\" of grain and cattle. Annual rates of return were calculated...
This project has examined after tax gross margin net present values accruing to Alberta wheat farmers under three fertilizer and crop rotation systems; a fixed rotation traditional fertilizer system, a static economic fertilizer decision system within a fixed rotation, and a static economic...
The objectives of this study were to measure returns and the variation in returns for hog finishers in Alberta. From this base, different strategies were assessed as to their ability to reduce the level of price risk faced by producers. The National Tripartite Stabilization Program was reviewed...
The structure of the Alberta hog industry has changed drastically over the past several decades. Historically, Alberta hog production was mainly comprised of many small and privately owned operations. Most hog farms continue to be privately owned and operated but the structure of Alberta's hog...
This study evaluates the risk and returns to cattle feeding in Alberta from the application of alternative marketing and pricing strategies. Feedlot finishing of 650 pount calves and 800 pound yearlings is modeled over the years from 1980 to 1993. The results of the study are based on the...
This research investigates flexible pricing and payment alternatives (FPPA) that can be incorporated within the CWB pooling system for wheat. FPPA allow the CWB to remove some or all of the price uncertainty within a crop year to participating farm managers and let them arrange cash inflows more...
This paper examines alternative risk management strategies in terms of their effectiveness for three representative Alberta farm operations. Stochastic dynamic simulation methods are used to model financial performance for these farms, and alternative risk management programs are compared in...