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.
This report is published in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 574-583
Hayenga, Marvin L., "Cost Structures of Pork Slaughter and Processing Firms: Behavioral and Performance Implications" (1997). Economic Staff Paper Series. 279.