Department of Economics
The purpose of this study is to (1) develop a model to handle the simultaneous solution for the processing and flow problem, (2) develop estimates of slaughtering capacity for cattle and hogs in each region, and (3) apply the model using estimates of regional levels of production, regional levels of consumption, regional slaughtering capacities, and transportation costs of live slaughter animals and meats. Attention is focused at determining what regional levels of slaughter and directions and levels of interregional livestock and meat flows satisfy the regional production consumption, and capacity constraints and make the total cost of transportation of live slaughter animals and meat a minimum. The analysis is broadened to also obtain the impacts of alternative regional slaughter capacity restrictions and .regional differences in the labor cost of slaughtering livestock.
North Central Region livestock pricing, North Central Region meat pricing, North Central Region livestock and meat flows
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Rizek, R. L.; Judge, G. G.; and Havlicek, J., "Joint Spatial Analysis of Regional Slaughter and the Flows and Pricing of Livestock and Meat" (1965). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 522.