From February 2011 to January 2013, the UI Sustainability Center partnered with local livestock producers and processors and UI faculty and students to research the economic development potential of increasing livestock production and processing for local and regional markets in northern Idaho and Eastern Washington.
The project explored the viability of different USDA-inspected processing options by examining economic feasibility, environmental impacts, consumer demand, producer capacity and willingness to participate and processing capacity. Discover project publications, reports and other resources related to the project. Review the project results summary.
The Greater Palouse Meat Producers is a group of local people dedicated to establishing a USDA-inspected facility that will serve local producers and consumers. To learn more about the GPMP's ongoing work, please visit their website http://gpmp.weebly.com.
- Ridley, W., S. Devadoss, and S. Shook. Estimations of Consumer Demand for Local Beef. Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing, 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08974438.2013.833575.
- Ridley, W., S. Shook, and S. Devadoss. Evaluations of Consumers’ Preference Structure for Locally-Produced Beef. Journal of Food Products Marketing, 2014 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10454446.2014.885871#.
- Roop, D.J., D.S. Shrestha, and D.A. Saul. 2013. Cradle-to-Gate Life Cycle Assessment of Locally Produced Beef in the Palouse Region of the Northwestern U.S. Transactions of the ASABE, 56(5): 1933-1941 https://elibrary.asabe.org/abstract.asp?aid=44097&t=3&dabs=Y&redir=&redirType=.
- Saul, D. A., Newman, S. M., Lee, T., Peterson, S., Devadoss, S, Shrestha, D. S, & Sanyal, N. (2014). Increasing prosperity for small farms through sustainable livestock production, processing, and marketing. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 5(1), 21–37. http://dx.doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2014.051.004.
Project Outline, Progress and Final Reports to USDA
Saul, Darin. Increasing Prosperity for Small Farms: Sustainable Livestock Production, Processing and Marketing (Link to file ‘WSARE Overview of AFRI Livestock project findings’). WSARE Conference on Strengthening Agriculture’s Infrastructure: Adding Value, Breaking Down Barriers, Increasing Profits December 2012