Improving profitability for small and very small meat processors in Iowa

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2014-01-01
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McCann, Nick
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Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
The Leopold Center is a research and education center on the campus of Iowa State University created to identify and reduce negative environmental and social impacts of farming and develop new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.
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The project developed a curriculum to improve productivity along with follow-up classes and services to help small meat processors in Iowa. The lessons covered scheduling, product mix decisions, retail inventory management, and shop floor performance measurement.

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