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,
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.