Department of Agricultural Economics
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the marketing methods for lambs can be improved by selling them on the basis of carcass weights and grades instead of by live weight. The approach taken is to examine whether the present system does an adequate job in reflecting to sellers the actual wholesale values of the carcasses. However, before a recommendation can be made, it will also be necessary to examine whether the carcass weight and grade method is practical. If the cost of the latter method is found to be too high, the benefits from the added accuracy may be more than offset. In this preliminary study the emphasis is placed on the problem of how accurately the system reflects carcass values.
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South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Nervik, O. and Paterson, D. G., "Marketing Lambs - Comparison of Liveweight Method and Carcass Weight and Grade Method" (1951). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 416.