Mobile Slaughter Unit Costs and Revenues: Projections from Nevada

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Mobile Slaughter Unit Costs and Revenues: Projections from Nevada

In their 2007 report Locally Produced Livestock Processing and Marketing Feasibility Assessment, research and extension faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno, analyzed the economic feasibility of a local meat production system using two mobile slaughter units and a non-mobile fabrication facility, in Northern Nevada.

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The full report contains an analysis of local supply and demand conditions, current and potential, based on surveys of livestock producers and residents in Northern Nevada; and marketing recommendations based on this analysis.

Report citation

Curtis, K. R.*, M. Cowee, A. Acosta, W. Hu, S. Lewis, T. Harris. 2007. Locally Produced Livestock Processing and Marketing Feasibility Assessment. Technical Report UCED 2006/07-13: University Center for Economic Development, Department of Resource Economics, University of Nevada, Reno.

Lead author: Kynda Curtis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Resource Economics in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources; and State Extension Specialist in the College of Cooperative Extension at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is the NMPAN State Affiliate for Nevada.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.