Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1976

Number

7

Abstract

During this century three major trends have characterized the development of the hog slaughter-processing industry in Iowa and in other parts of the nation: Slaughter plants have moved from terminal market locations to hog production areas, new firms have entered the slaughter-processing industry reducing the relative importance of the once dominant big five meat packing firms, and muitispecies slaughtering plants have been replaced by plants specializing in the slaughter of a single species of livestock...

Published As

Raikes, Ronald, George Wells Ladd, and John Marvin Skadberg. Conditions and Trends in Hog-Pork Production and Marketing: Marketing Systems and Farm Prices. Department of Economics, Iowa State University, 1976...

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