AN OPINION SURVEY ON ASPECTS OF BEEF MARKETING IN SOUTH AFRICA

An opinion survey was carried out on 178 beef farmers, using the two-stage sampling technique. Survey results were analysed using a computer program developed at the University of Natal. The estimates derived pertain to all South African beef farmers. Results show that, while the average beef producer is close to a country auction (22 km), the distance to the nearest Abattoir Corporation facility is considerable (345 km). Preference is expressed for many small abattoirs situated in production areas, as opposed to a few large abattoirs in consumption areas. Farmers experience greatest difficulty in obtaining quotas and permits during April and December.


Issue Date:
1987-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/267170
ISSN:
0303-1853
Language:
English
Published in:
Agrekon, Volume 26, Issue 3
Page range:
62-65




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