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On Some Aspects of Organizational Efficiency in the Queensland Cattle Slaughtering Industry

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  • Brown, Colin G.
  • Drynan, Ross G.
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    An examination based on stochastic plant location analysis was made of organizational efficiency in the Queensland cattle slaughtering industry. Short-run models were used to highlight forces influencing commodity flows and plant utilization levels in the industry. These models were also used to explore effects of freight equalization arrangements. Freight equalization was found to involve annual costs of resource misallocation of the order of $1 million. Potential efficiency gains through improved plant locations and sizes were also estimated and found to be at least $4.4 million.

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    Article provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its journal Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 54 (1986)
    Issue (Month): 02 (August)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:remaae:12579

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    1. P.A. Cassidy & W.O. McCarthy & H.I. Toft, 1970. "An Application Of Spatial Analysis To Beef Slaughter Plant Location And Size, Queensland," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 14(1), pages 1-20, 06.
    2. Ferguson, D.C. & McCarthy, W.O., 1970. "A Spatial Analysis Approach to Size and Location of Australian Wool Selling Centres," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 38(04), December.
    3. Cassidy, P.A. & McCarthy, W.O. & Toft, H.I., 1970. "An Application Of Spatial Analysis To Beef Slaughter Plant Location And Size, Queensland," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 14(01), June.
    4. Kilmer, Richard L. & Armbruster, Walter J., 1984. "Methods For Evaluating Economic Efficiency In Agricultural Marketing," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 16(01), July.
    5. Miller, Stephen E., 1984. "Discussion: Methods For Evaluating Economic Efficiency In Agricultural Marketing," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 16(01), July.
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