An examination of farm/processor price spreads in catfish markets

Darren Hudson, Terry Hanson

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Abstract

Marketing margins within the catfish market were analysed. A dynamic mark‐up model was used to describe catfish markets for whole fish and fillets. Potential increases in competition are expected to shrink margins over time. However, a simple measure of the number of firms does not appear to affect margins significantly. Findings also indicate that the whole fish prices appear more responsive to changes in farm price than fillet prices, although this difference is not statistically significant. Technology growth also appears to have decreased margins over time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-228
Number of pages7
JournalAquaculture Economics and Management
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

Keywords

  • Catfish
  • Dynamic price mark‐up model
  • Food processing
  • Technical change

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