livestock, shipping associations, South Dakota laws, agriculture economics department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
The cooperative shipping of livestock form South Dakota points has become so general that nearly every farm is familiar with the workings of the Cooperative Shipping Association. During the early stages of this movement; that is, up to the present time, these organizations have been for the most part loosely formed, unincorporated associations of producers with no very permanent existence. Where they were well managed, they have accomplished fairly well the principal purposes of a livestock shipping association; namely, the narrowing of the handling margin at the local points, better grading of the stock shipped, and the elimination of excessive duplication in the local handling agencies.
Benedict, M. R. and Wright, Turner, "Suggestion on the Incorporation of Cooperative Livestock Shipping Associations under the Laws of South Dakota" (1924). SDSU Extension Circulars. 208.