Department of Economics
The cooperative organization of specialized large-scale feedlots, described in this bulletin, is not the only means open to South Dakota farmers and investors who want to enter the feeding business. A study of the cooperative feedlot was made because so little is known of its potential comparted with other forms of business organization. In no case should it be inferred that the Economics Department, South Dakota State College, is recommending that farmers and investors follow this route in all instances. Other ways of organizing a cattle feeding business include individual proprietorships with ample credit, private corporations, vertical integration, and partnerships.
cooperative feedlots profitability, cooperative feedlots organizational structure
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Marousek, G. E. and Dirks, H. J., "Economic and Organizational Aspects of Cooperative Feedlots" (1960). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 494.