Department of Agricultural Economics
This bulletin attempts to answer the following questions:
1. What is the quality of farm eggs produced in this state?
2. Do eggs deteriorate in the South Dakota marketing channels?
3. What are the factors affecting quality of eggs and the decline of quality in the marketing channels?
The data used here were obtained from two surveys. The main survey was conducted in 13 North Central states, including South Dakota, with the purpose of obtaining information on egg quality and quality deterioration in the marketing channel between first buyers and wholesale plants. To that end, buyers and wholesalers were interviewed and their marketing methods analyzed; eggs were candled and graded by a federal-state grader at the buyers' stations and at the wholesale plants. This survey was conducted in 1948. Some data on the operations of the large wholesale plants and the stations refer to 1947.
egg marketing losses, quality egg handling methods
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Feder, E. and Kohlmeyer, W., "Egg Marketing Losses in South Dakota" (1951). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 414.