Loss and Damage in Handling and Transporting Hogs

Joseph E. Rickenbacker
1961 unpublished
Excerpts from the report Summary: Loss and damage to hogs associated with handling and transportation in marketing and processing are estimated at $22.6 million a year, based on average prices prevailing over the years 1957-59. This national figure includes losses due to death in transit, condemnations of carcasses and primal cuts, and carcass bruise damage. A series of four handling and transportation tests were conducted by Farmer Cooperative Service beginning in April 1959. These determined
more » ... he extent of such losses and explored the relationship they might have to handling conditions and practices ordinarily prevailing in the movement of hogs from concentration points to slaughter.
doi:10.22004/ag.econ.312440 fatcat:nal7bfw45jdmzc6byjaj5v6die