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In the last few years, various reports have dealt with costs of operation of turkey-processing plants. Through these reports and through their own experiences, processing plant managers are well aware of the existence of economies of large-scale operation and the reduction in costs possible from operating at or near capacity. Although the significance of economies of large-scale operation for the individual plant manager is well understood, the significance of these economies for an entire marketing system or for an entire turkey-production region has not been systematically investigated.
Iowa State University. Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station
Agricultural Economics | Agriculture
Ladd, George W. and Halvorson, M. Patrick, "Least-cost number, size, and location of turkey-processing plants in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin" (1969). Special Report. 52.