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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School


First Advisor

Dillon Feuz


The objective of this thesis is to develop a model which will more accurately forecast, or predict, slaughter steer prices at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The specific objectives are: (1) Analyze prices of slaughter steer at Sioux Falls, South Dakota to determine and describe the existence of historical trends and seasonal price patterns; (2) Utilize autoregressive and moving average techniques to predict other price variations; (3) Identify the significance variables in explaining the slaughter steers prices; and of theoretically important variations in Sioux Falls slaughter steers prices; and (4) Utilize models developed to fulfill objective one, two and three, to predict prices of slaughter steers at Sioux Falls, and evaluate the accuracy of these models predictions.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Beef cattle -- Prices -- South Dakota -- Forecasting
Beef cattle -- Prices -- South Dakota -- Analysis




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