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Marketing costs for New Zealand meat exports, 1970/71 to 1975/76

Chudleigh, P. D.
Woods, L. D.
Clemes, Mike
Fields of Research
ANZSRC::1402 Applied Economics , ANZSRC::140201 Agricultural Economics , ANZSRC::140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
Marketing charges for lamb, mutton and beef from farm gate up to f. o. b. (free on board) are identified for each of the six years ending 30th September 1971 to 30th September 1976. Trends in unit charges are presented and compared with wage rate and consumer price indices. Transport data used suggest that the representative charges published by the New Zealand Meat Producers' Board may underestimate average transport charges from farms to processing works and from processing works to port. Throughputs of livestock through individual processing works are estimated for each of the six years and have been applied to unit charges to estimate aggregate charges for marketing activities associated with different livestock categories. These aggregate charges have allowed a national 'Marketing Bill' for meat to be estimated for each of the six years.