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, 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

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
Bruna Caroline Pinto
Isabela Zavatti
Isabelle Martignago Marcolin
Karine Nova Penha
Letícia Bianchi Mantovan
Tayane Gobbi Olivotto