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Economic Analysis of Proposed Effluent Guidelines--Feedlots Industry, Final Report.

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The feedlots industry is composed of beef, hog, dairy, sheep, layer, broiler, turkey, and duck operations. Numbers of feedlots within each segment range from 150 for ducks to 800,000 for hogs. Estimated after-tax return on sales range from zero percent for small turkey operations to 28 percent for small hog operations, with the majority of feedlot operations ranging between 5 and 15 percent. All operators, except dairymen, are price-takers; dairymen do have some collective bargaining power.

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Pollution; Water pollution; Effluent; Effluent control; Agricultural wastes; Feedlots; Economic; Agricultural economics; Economic analysis; Cash flow; Demand; Supply; Prices; Fixed costs; Variable costs; Employment; Community; Production capacity; Fixed investment
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1973
W.73.1 A
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Yes
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Multiple offices
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Office of Water - Office of Policy Planning and Evaluation
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No division specified
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Document Type:
Economic Impact Assessment
Contractors:
Development Planning and Research Associates, Inc.
Document Status:
Final
Pages:
300

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