Economies of scale in cattle slaughtering plants
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Published by National Commission on Food Marketing in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Slaughtering and slaughter-houses -- United States,
  • Meat industry and trade -- United States,
  • Cattle trade -- United States

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Statementby Samuel H. Logan
SeriesTechnical study / National Commission on Food Marketing -- no. 1, suppl. no. 2, Technical study (United States. National Commission on Food Marketing) -- no. 1, suppl. no. 2
ContributionsUnited States. National Commission on Food Marketing
The Physical Object
Pagination44 p. ;
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15467403M

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The shift of output to larger plants suggests scale economies in slaughter. To link scale and consolidation, we need to estimate the extent of scale economies across a wide range of plant sizes, and not simply at mean plant sizes. Moreover, we need a model that can test for scale-increasing technological change. scale economies that show no evidence of diminishing with plant size and that are much greater than those realized in cattle and hog slaughter. Additionally, it is shown that controlling for plant. Results also suggest that events may have favored large cattle slaughter plants throughout the period and large chicken slaughter plants during the implementation period of the Pathogen Reduction. Abstract does not appear. First page follows. Introduction California ranks second among the states in number of cattle slaughtered. In , California registered a total cattle slaughter of 2,, head, as against Iowa’s 2,, (U. S. Dept. of Agr., ).2 The number of slaughtering plants in California has declined over recent years; on March 1, , there were commercial.

  Now a single beef plant may slaughter 5, cattle daily, ten times more than when she started. Just one hog plant can account for 5% of America’s total pork processing.   "In a normal market, starting a plant for to cattle a day, you need to be able to lose $4 million to get to profitability," he said. The pandemic laid . The biggest plants 20 years ago could slaughter and fabricate an animal for $ Now the best do it for $ or higher. JBS Swift is proud of the fact its processing costs have fallen to $ from $/head when it acquired Swift in July I told her that a small plant, without economies of scale, might have total processing costs of $/head.   Cargill Inc., control about two-thirds of America’s picture is similar for pork and poultry. Most meat is produced in large, federally inspected plants. In January, there were of.

slaughter plants. The data cover Census cattle slaugh-ter plants reporting in the years , , , , , , and , and include a total of 2, useable plant observations over the 7 census years Our primary goals are to identify the extent of scale economies in slaughter, to determine whether scale became more important. 1 The slaughter and packing plants these few companies run operate on a tremendous scale: in , 85 percent of beef cattle slaughtered took place in just 30 US slaughter facilities (of the almost ), with more than half slaughtered in 13 plants. These top 13 plants process more than one million animals per year, which is approximately 2,   Just four corporations slaughter about 80 percent of the cattle in the United States. Many facilities now only process large numbers of animals at a time, and will not allow ranches to bring in.   This file contains the annual summary for total livestock slaughter and red meat production in commercial plants and on farms for the U.S.; red meat includes beef, veal, pork, and lamb and mutton slaughter. The number of cattle, calves, hogs, and sheep slaughtered and number of federally inspected plants are available by size group, and the.