Methodology

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;
Unit of measurement/currency:

live animal; the average is originally calculated in BRL, but is also released in USD, using a simples conversion. Commercial exchange rate is considered, asking prices at 4:30 p.m;

Delivery: to be collected at the farm;
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 two procedures: standard deviation, variation coefficient analysis;

Calculation: arithmetic average of calf prices in major producing regions of Mato Grosso do Sul;
Discount rate: CDI (Interbank Deposit Rate);
Frequency: daily – quoted values, however, remain in the sample for seven days;
Historic:  March 1994;
Agents surveyed by Cepea: Cattle growers, buying and selling offices, stockbrokers and auction agencies.
 

 

For further information, check the complete methodology (in Portuguese).

Source: Cepea

Contact

Staff

Staff

Coordinator
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
gribeiro@cepea.org.br 


Researchers
Shirley Martins Menezes, M.a
smmeneze@usp.br
  
Thiago Bernardino de Carvalho, Dr. 
tbcarval@cepea.org.br


Research Assistants

Cristiane Mariano Spadoto
Marina Martins Rodomille
Isabela Zavatti
Karine Nova Penha
Letícia Bianchi Mantovan
Tayane Gobbi Olivotto