Factors that influence number of bids on finished cattle

Ted C. Schroeder, J. Mintert, R. Jones
1993 Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports  
Previous research indicates that the number of bids received on pens of fed cattle has a positive influence on price. This study was undertaken to determine what factors influence the number of bids received on pens of cattle. The number of bids for fed cattle was investigated in 13 southwestern Kansas feedyards during May through November, 1990. Results indicated that cattle of desired weight, with higher estimated carcass yield and quality grade, in larger pen sizes, and sold in the middle of
more » ... ld in the middle of the week received the most bids. In addition, feedyard asking price relative to packer price offers also influenced the number of bids received.
doi:10.4148/2378-5977.2140 fatcat:hs5nojujpbhmdfbqvzbq67fyri