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The objectives of this study are to: (1) use an appropriate model of structural change in agricultural industries to critically examine the evolutionary paths of the three major U.S. meat industries to date, and to (2) provide insight as to the future challenges faced by the beef industry in progressing toward a more efficient consumer-oriented industry.
Gillespie, Jeffrey; Davis, Christopher; Basarir, Aydin; and Schupp, Alvin, "A Comparative Analysis of the Evolution of the Three Major U.S. Meat Industries: With Implications for the Future Direction of the U.S Beef Industry (Bulletin #877)" (2000). LSU AgCenter Bulletins. 37.