Document Type

Report

Publication Date

5-20-1997

Number

287

Abstract

The cost structure of pork slaughter and processing plants and firms has significant behavioral and competitive implications. A survey of selected large slaughter and processing firms probed into fixed and variable costs for single and double shift plants, and capacity utilization and multiplant effects on cost levels. Behavioral implications are considered.

Published As

This report is published in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 574-583

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