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About the Fed Cattle Market Simulator:

The Packer-Feeder Game provides cattlemen an opportunity to sharpen their fed cattle marketing and purchasing skills in a fun, game-like environment.  The game provides a realistic market for fed cattle and live cattle futures.  Participants role play as cattle feedlot managers trying to market cattle at a profit and as packing plant managers trying to buy cattle at a profit. Actions by players direct market prices. Workshops require 24 and can accommodate up to 50 participants. Workshop length varies from four to about 14 hours.



The Fed Cattle Market Simulator was developed by Dr. Clem Ward, Dr. Jim Trapp, Dr. Derrell Peel, and Dr. Steve Koontz, all livestock marketing economists.  Clem, Jim, and, Derrell are at Oklahoma State University and Steve is at Colorado State University.