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Master of Science (MS)


Applied Economics


Dee A. Broadbent


In 1951 the cattlemen of Utah produced 126 million pounds of beef (2). Very few of these cattleman knew what their marketing costs were and what their marketing costs would have been if they had chosen some alternative method of marketing their cattle. The knowledge of what marketing costs are should be as essential to the individual cattlemen as his ability to feed, fatten, and care for his cattle. The marketing costs in the cattle industry in Utah are not generally known because they have not been compiled and made available to cattle producers. In this study the marketing costs of the Utah cattle industry have been compiled, evaluated, and put into such a form that they might be used by the cattlemen of Utah if they so desire.