The Livestock Marketing Channel Assessment Tool (LMCAT) was developed by Cornell Agricultural Marketing Specialist Matthew LeRoux based on case studies that he completed on four New York farms. The LMCAT helps livestock producers evaluate and improve their marketing so that they know which marketing channels are most profitable. The tool will also help producers formulate the price that a given channel must pay in order to deliver the desired returns.
Along with the calculator, LeRoux developed the following forms to help producers compile data for the LMCAT:
- Labor mileage and sales data collection form
- Channel specific price data collection form
- LMCAT supplemental data collection form
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