Hayes receives grant to study cattle, hog processing capacity

Professor Dermot Hayes received a $37,500 grant for the project "Cattle and Hog Processing Facility Capacity and Ownership Structure." Hayes was awarded the grant from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and will work closely with Associate Professor Keri Jacobs, a former CARD researcher. Hayes will document the background on disruptions in cattle and hog processing and their economic damages, explore capacity perspectives and relevant considerations, assess the opportunity for adding meaningful capacity via medium-sized plants for cattle and hogs, consider models of producer-ownership of cattle and hog processing facilities, and prepare a case study of EU cattle and hog processing.

The project runs through September 30, 2022.

(Released February 2022)