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Processor-truckers are faced with the problem of how to move live broilers from the farm to the plant at lower cost and with less bruising. This study from 1960 was designed (1) to determine the costs and man-hour requirements for assembling live broilers, (2) to determine the importance of factors affecting assembly costs and labor requirements, and (3) to find ways of improving present conditions. An attempt was made to measure the effect of various types of broiler houses, load-out facilities, flock size and distance from farm to plant. Also an attempt was made to determine the effect of assembly crew organization on man-hour requirements and cost of assembling live broilers.
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Maine Agricultural Experiment Station
poultry, broilers, Maine
Agricultural Economics | Poultry or Avian Science
Jewett, L.J. 1960. Handling and processing broilers in Maine: Part I— Costs and efficiencies in assembling live broilers for processing. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 592.