Agricultural Economics Department
poultry, egg marketing, egg dealers, agricultural economics
Two major problems of the poultry industry are low quality products and inefficient marketing. Quality production does not insure the success of a poultry enterprise. Poor handling practices in the market channel and high costs of processing and marketing eggs reduce the producers' returns. Reasons for Undertaking the Study The problem of pricing eggs at country points to reflect consumers' preferences for various qualities is important to producers if they are to receive the highest possible prices for producing high-quality eggs. Sellers and buyers must be acquainted with market structure and pricing mechanisms to insure the maximum income above expenses for producers' eggs. Because pricing policies vary between markets, it is important to study each market individually to gain an insight into the pricing problems. This study was made with the following objectives: (1) to determine the market organization and structure among egg deals in eastern South Dakota; (2) to discover the effects of different market practices on egg prices; (3) to determine the relationship between the nature of dealer operations and various pricing policies and practices; (4) to discover the influence of terminal market prices and grades on country egg dealers' operations.
South Dakota State State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Agricultural Experiment Station
Oyloe, T., "Marketing Policies and Practices of Country Egg Dealers in Eastern South Dakota" (1958). Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars. 140.