Product specification: weaned calf, male, Nellore, aged between 8 and 12 months; collected values refer to trades closed in the spot market – prices to growers, without CERSS (Funrural);
Unit of measurement/currency: live animal (Real per animal);
Delivery:  the average is originally calculated in Real, but it is also released in US dollar, through a simple conversion of the value in Real. The commercial exchange rate is considered; asking prices, at 4:30 p.m; 
Region of reference: (animal origin) – Mato Grosso do Sul State divided into 5 regions: Três Lagoas, Campo Grande, Dourados, Pantanal and Cassilândia;
Data treatment:  the daily sample of the state is submitted to four procedures: comparison with the previous day weight, standard deviation, variation coefficient and regional prices gap (in cash or term);
Calculation: arithmetic average of prices in kilos multiplied by the average calf weight on the current day;
Discount rate: CDI (Interbank Deposit Rate);
Frequency: daily – quoted values, however, remain in the sample for seven days;
Historic:  March 2000;
Agents surveyed by Cepea: Cattle growers, buying and selling offices, stockbrokers and auction agencies.
Source: Cepea




Geraldo Sant’Ana de Camargo Barros, Ph.D
Full professor of the Department of Economics, Management and Sociology


Executive manager

Gabriela Garcia Ribeiro, M.a 

Shirley Martins Menezes, M.a
Thiago Bernardino de Carvalho, Dr.

Research Assistants

Cristiane Mariano Spadoto
Marina Martins Rodomille
Bruna Caroline Pinto
Isabela Zavatti
Isabelle Martignago Marcolin
Karine Nova Penha
Letícia Bianchi Mantovan
Tayane Gobbi Olivotto