ERIC Number: ED290947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Selected Characteristics of the U.S. Feed Manufacturing Industry, 1984. Staff Report No. AGES880121.
Ash, Mark; And Others
This report summarizes some selected characteristics of the feed manufacturing industry based on the results of a mail survey of U.S. feed manufacturing establishments to obtain information about structural characteristics of the industry in 1984. These characteristics are compared with those reported earlier from the 1975 survey to provide insights about structural changes in the industry between 1975 and 1984. One section discusses structural characteristics that apply to all formula feed production, including number of feed mills and location, size of operation, ownership structure, methods of distribution, and transportation. The next section discusses specific characteristics of formula feed production, including primary and secondary production, type of livestock feed, kinds of primary feed, form of feed, and feed ingredients used to manufacture primary feed. Labor productivity is briefly covered in the final section. Appendix tables 1-16 contain comparative statistics at the regional level. Tables 17-53 cover state details for the 1984 survey. (YLB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.