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Title: ESTIMATED IMPACT OF NON-PRICE COORDINATION OF FED CATTLE PURCHASES ON MEAT PACKER PROCESSING COSTS
Authors: Anderson, John D.
Trapp, James N.
Fleming, Ronald A.
Keywords: cattle
cost curve
meat packing
vertical coordination
Issue Date: 2003
Abstract: Stochastic simulation of daily slaughter level was used in conjunction with an estimated packing plant cost curve to assess potential reductions in processing costs due to improved vertical coordination between feedlots and packing plants. Results indicate that processing cost reductions of $1 to $5 per head may be possible. Savings result from ensuring a more stable processing volume that is near the plant's cost-minimizing level of production.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/14668
Institution/Association: Journal of Agribusiness>Volume 21, Number 2, Fall 2003
Total Pages: 14
Language: English
From Page: 183
To Page: 196
Collections:Volume 21, Number 2, Fall 2003

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