Simulated Interregional Models of the Livestock-Meat Economy

Richard J. Crom
1967 unpublished
Excerpt from the report Summary: Optimal interregional trade patterns for slaughter cattle and hogs, and beef and pork are determined under several alternative market conditions that might occur in the midseventies. Projections of cattle and hog production for slaughter, beef and pork consumption, slaughter capacity, transportation costs, and labor costs for slaughter in 26 regions of the continental United States provide the basic data for the model used. The spatial model developed and used
more » ... eveloped and used by Judge, Havlicek, and Rizek in Research Bulletin 163 was used to determine the optimal flows of both livestock and meat. In this model, both livestock and meat transportation costs and slaughter labor costs are minimized, subject to the maximum slaughter capacity available in each region.
doi:10.22004/ag.econ.307345 fatcat:qhyrhaq4gzfgflrirboszpxvqi