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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.
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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.