Cattle producer interest on growing grass fed beef study
Wolfe, Kent L.
Best, Michael J.
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The Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development was contracted to conduct an interest survey among cattle producers residing within a 100 mile radius of Carrollton, Georgia which includes parts of Alabama. The purpose of the study was to gauge the interest of cattle producers in forming a cooperative to produce, process, and market grass-fed beef products. In addition to determining producer interest, the survey was used to collect information on the number of cattle that might be committed by these producers to the cooperative for processing and marketing and any premium that they might require to produce cattle in this manner. The numbers to be committed are important due to the need for the cooperative to know what size of slaughter facility would have to be constructed or purchased. In addition, having a consistent supply of beef would increase the cooperative's efficiency and keep their costs low.