Brian Coffey

Assistant Professor

Documents & Presentations by Brian Coffey
Title Date Downloads
Hedging 101 - Price Risk Management for Cow-Calf Producers - Part 3 February 18, 2022
Cattle Marketing and Price Discovery

K-State agricultural economists Ted Schroeder, Brian Coffey and Glynn Tonsor discuss their just-released analysis of price discovery in the cattle markets, which was commissioned by the USDA: this in-depth study looked at the impacts of formula marketing agreements as they have evolved over the past two decades, as compared to the cash negotiated cattle trade. They came up with a set of recommendations on improving the flow of price information to cattle producers and throughout the beef production and marketing chain. 

September 21, 2021
Cattle Feeder and Beef Packer Tradeoffs Across Live Cattle Marketing Methods September 20, 2021
Effective and Efficient Cattle and Beef Market Alignment

Price and value discovery, divergent incentives, risk management, and future prospects.

Report prepared for Office of the Chief Economist, USDA. 

September 15, 2021
Hedging Grain Price Risk Using Options on Futures Contracts

Audio only - HERE

March 5, 2021
Farmers' Dilemma: Social Aspects of Weed Management Decisions

Video - Social Implications of Herbicide Choice - Presented at Frontier Extension District, March 3.

Video - Farmer's Dilemma - Part 1
Video - Farmer's Dilemma - Part 2

March 3, 2021
Futures Hedging for Livestock Producers

K-State agricultural economist Brian Coffey talks about futures hedging as a livestock risk management tool...he'll be presenting information on using options for that purpose during a special K-State Risk and Profit session online this Wednesday.

January 11, 2021
Hedging Livestock Price Risk with Options on Futures Contracts January 11, 2021
Summary of Feeder Cattle Hedging Performance January 11, 2021
Hedging Feedlot Cattle

K-State agricultural economist Brian Coffey talks about his new study of hedging feedlot cattle in the futures market as a way to manage price risk...he compared the economic returns to hedged and non-hedged cattle over the last 10 years, to gauge the effectiveness of hedging in mitigating that risk.

July 16, 2020