Marketing and Management

Estimating the Value of Source Verification in Iowa Feeder Cattle Markets

  • Godfred Yeboah (Iowa State University)
  • John D. Lawrence (Iowa State University)


Source verification and pooling of feeder cattle into larger lots resulted in higher selling prices compared with more typical sales at a southern Iowa auction market. After accounting for higher prices due to larger lot sizes, cattle that received a specified management program and were source verified as to origin received additional price premiums. The data do not distinguish between the value of the specific management program and the value of the source verification process. However, cow-calf producers participating in the program took home more money.

Keywords: ASL R1725

How to Cite:

Yeboah, G. & Lawrence, J. D., (2001) “Estimating the Value of Source Verification in Iowa Feeder Cattle Markets”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2001
Peer Reviewed