Department of Economics
This report is an external analysis of the pet food market and precedes a full-scale feasibility study for a processing facility in South Dakota that would use corn products as a pet food ingredient.
The three objectives addressed in this report are:
1. define the product market for dog and cat foods,
2. identify under-served geographic locations and demographic groups regarding pet food markets in the U.S., and
3. assess the growth potential of these markets.
corn based pet food economics
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Hansen, T. and Van der Sluis, E., "Corn-based Pet Food Production in South Dakota: Preliminary Feasibility Study" (2005). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 743.