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A Comparative Analysis of Regional Production Costs of Fed Beef Produced for the U.S. and Japanese Markets
Journal of Agribusiness
  • Lee Sankey, Iowa State University
  • Dermot J. Hayes, Iowa State University
  • Roxanne L. B. Clemens, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-1993
Abstract
This study compared and analyzed actual 1989 production costs for representative regional feedlots in the U.S. The results show that grain surplus regions have lower total costs and poorer feeding efficiencies. The analysis suggest that Iowa has a comparative advantage in producing heavily marbled beef required by the Japanese market. Southwestern states have an advantage in producing leaner beef and stand to benefit if U.S. consumers develop a taste for Select-quality beef.
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This is an article from Journal of Agribusiness, 1(11), 1993, 25-50. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Lee Sankey, Dermot J. Hayes and Roxanne L. B. Clemens. "A Comparative Analysis of Regional Production Costs of Fed Beef Produced for the U.S. and Japanese Markets" Journal of Agribusiness Vol. 1 Iss. 11 (1993) p. 25 - 50
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dermot_hayes/176/