Mobile Slaughter Unit Costs and Revenues: Projections from Nevada
In their 2007 report Locally Produced Livestock Processing and Marketing Feasibility Assessment, research and extension faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno, analyzed the economic feasibility of a local meat production system using two mobile slaughter units and a non-mobile fabrication facility, in Northern Nevada.
Excerpts posted here:
- mobile slaughter unit basics and who builds them
- what mobile unit capacity will satisfy existing slaughter demand?
- cost estimates for the mobile units & stationary fabrication facility
- revenue forecasts for the mobile units & fabrication facility
- financial sensitivity to changes in price and throughput
- organizational structure options: cooperatives and corporations
- owner investment strategies for cooperatives
- credit and loan options
The full report contains an analysis of local supply and demand conditions, current and potential, based on surveys of livestock producers and residents in Northern Nevada; and marketing recommendations based on this analysis.
Curtis, K. R.*, M. Cowee, A. Acosta, W. Hu, S. Lewis, T. Harris. 2007. Locally Produced Livestock Processing and Marketing Feasibility Assessment. Technical Report UCED 2006/07-13: University Center for Economic Development, Department of Resource Economics, University of Nevada, Reno.
Lead author: Kynda Curtis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Resource Economics in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources; and State Extension Specialist in the College of Cooperative Extension at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is the NMPAN State Affiliate for Nevada.