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Master of Science (MS)
Rondo A. Christensen
Due to the growth of milk marketing areas in the Intermountain West, a study was made to determine the most advantageous allocation of producer milk to twelve selected processing demand areas and to calculate location differentials between these same markets. A theoretical determination of location differentials and of the allocation of milk supply areas to processing centers were made using supply-push and demand-pull price alignment models developed by Associated Milk Producers, Inc., for the months of November 1979 and June 1980. Grade A producer mil k from the six member cooperatives of Western Dairymen' s Cooperative, Inc., was used in the study.
From the computed location differentials, a framework was developed from which milk cooperatives in the Intermountain West could use to base future policy decisions.
Beutler, Martin K., "Location Value of Milk" (1981). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 4174.
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