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The Small Meat Processing Plant Model: A Feasibility Template for Producers and Extension Specialists


  • Holcomb, Rodney B.
  • Flynn, Kyle
  • Kenkel, Philip L.


Fewer small meat processing plants combined with increased demand for locally-grown and process-verified meat products in recent years have spurred interest in the construction of producer-owned processing facilities. To help producers and Extension specialists develop preliminary feasibility assessments of processing plant operations, the Small Meat Processing Plant Model was created.

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  • Holcomb, Rodney B. & Flynn, Kyle & Kenkel, Philip L., 2013. "The Small Meat Processing Plant Model: A Feasibility Template for Producers and Extension Specialists," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 142650, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea13:142650

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