Dairy Product Manufacturing Costs at Cooperative Plants
AbstractCost data are summarized for 14 plants manufacturing cheese, butter, and powder and average costs are presented for each product. Average cost curves are estimated for each plant. The scale of plant for least-cost operations is identified for plants of each product type. Plant capacity utilization and seasonal volume variation and their impacts on manufacturing cost are delineated.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Business and Cooperative Programs in its series Research Reports with number 51567.
Date of creation: 1983
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Cooperatives; dairy; average cost curve; productivity; capacity utilization; seasonal variation; economies of scale; Agribusiness;
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