Department of Economics
In this study attention is focused on the spatial aspects of slaughter livestock movements from production to slaughtering. Given the regional levels of production, slaughtering and the costs of moving one unit of various types of slaughter livestock from any one region to another region, this study is concerned with ascertaining the regional price differentials, and the volume and direction of regional imports and exports that are consistent with minimizing the total cost of moving the livestock from production to slaughter. In addition, questions about the consequences of changes in the existing structure of the livestock economy may be evaluated with regard to their impact on regional prices and slaughter livestock flows.
North Central region livestock spatial structure, slaughter livestock movements
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Havlicek, J.; Rizek, R. L.; and Judge, G. G., "Spatial Analyses of the Flow of Slaughter Livestock in 1955 and 1960" (1964). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 521.