Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Agricultural Economics


This study is an attempt to determine certain marketing practices of South Dakota's egg producers and handlers. The specific objectives of the study are (1) to assemble information relating to those factors which cause loss in quality of eggs as they pass from the producer through the various marketing channels and (2) to find a basis for recommending and to recommend , practices which will eliminate some oft the loss in quality. This survey is based on a survey made by the North Central Regional Committee which complied data concerning the loss in quality of eggs in the North Central Region. The results obtained in this study, incorporate some of the materials used in the regional study, but limit the information as much as possible to that which will allow a basis of comparison for South Dakota. It includes only the information which is considered to be of definitive value to the South Dakota egg producers.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Egg trade -- South Dakota


Includes bibliographical references



Number of Pages



South Dakota State University


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