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Thesis - Open Access

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Master of Science (MS)

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South Dakota egg producers have long been faced with the fact that they receive the lowest average prices per dozen of any state, with the exception of North Dakota. The average price received by South Dakota egg producers from 1950 through 1952 was 31.2 cents per dozen as compared with a national average of 41.9 cents per dozen for the same period. It is the role of this pilot study at the producer level to (1) determine the effect of management (production and handling) and marketing practices on prices received by South Dakota egg producers, (2) compare average prices of eggs sold on a non-graded basis with those sold on a graded basis to determine the economic feasibility of marketing eggs on a graded basis, and (3) recommend areas of further research.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Egg -- Prices -- South Dakota
Eggs -- South Dakota -- Marketing
Egg trade -- South Dakota
Eggs -- South Dakota -- Production



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South Dakota State University


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