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.
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.
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.