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The objective of this study is to estimate the theoretically lowest achievable costs of processing and distributing milk in Maine. Costs are estimated for two state-of-the-art processing plants. The first plant produces and distributes a full line of products, including white milk, chocolate milk, orange juice, buttermilk, and distributes additional products such as cheeses and yogurts. The other plant produces a limited line of products including white milk packaged in plastic gallon and plastic half-gallon containers only. Both hypothetical plants are assumed to be located in the Portland, Maine, area.
Maine Agricultural Experiment Station
Jacobs, S.L., and G.K. Criner. 1990. Milk processing and distribution cots: The Maine model. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 140.