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Online Cattle Risk Management Library

13 February 2009

KANSAS, US - K-State and the United States Department of Agricultur have developed a new Cattle Risk Management Information Library available on the Web.

The library is available through Kansas State University's AgManager Web site. The resource is the culmination of a partnership between the USDA's Risk Management Agency and K-State's Department of Agricultural Economics and Department of Computing and Information Sciences.

"The library is designed to provide cattle risk management information in an easy-to-use, centralized location," said James Mintert, state ag economics extension leader for K-State Research and Extension.

It makes a wide variety of information available for cow/calf, feeder, and fed cattle producers, he said. The information can be categorized by such key risks as price, financial, and production.

In addition to including K-State and USDA-RMA information, the on-line library has links to other resources, with special emphasis on information available from other U.S. universities.

For example, one paper on the site compares differences in fed cattle prices across various marketing arrangements. Its contributing authors are from Colorado State University, Iowa State University, RTI International and The World Bank.

Further Reading

- You can view the Cattle Risk Management Information Library by
clicking here.

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