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dc.contributor.authorMovafaghi, Olivia Shahrzaden
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-15T08:00:16Zen
dc.date.available2014-08-15T08:00:16Zen
dc.date.issued2014-08-14en
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:3387en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/50205en
dc.description.abstractBison production is an emerging retail meat industry. As demand increases, it creates opportunity for supply-side growth. However, the bison market is volatile and the potential for a drop in the value of bison makes price risk an important factor for producers. Following price risk theory, hedging opportunities for bison producers are investigated using the live cattle futures contract. For the time periods researched, there is no clear evidence that cross-hedging reduces price risk for bison producers. However, there is a possibility that after the bison industry becomes more established and consumer knowledge plays lesser of a role in prices, cross-hedging strategies will be advantageous to producers.en
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectCross-hedgeen
dc.subjectbisonen
dc.subjectagribusinessen
dc.subjectrisk managementen
dc.subjectlive cattleen
dc.titleCross-Hedging Bison with Live Cattle Futuresen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural and Applied Economicsen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural and Applied Economicsen
dc.contributor.committeechairBlank, Steven C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberCarter, Colin A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberGrant, Jason H.en


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