An analysis of factors influencing wheat flour yield

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dc.contributor.author Mog, David L.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-27T19:12:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-27T19:12:09Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/12452
dc.description.abstract The cost of wheat is the largest input cost for a flour mill, and as a result, profitability in wheat flour milling is determined in large part by milling efficiency – i.e., the amount of flour extracted per unit of wheat milled. In this project the objective was to quantify the influence of several measurable variables on flour mill efficiency. Data was collected from two commercial milling units of similar size. Linear regression was then used to estimate the relationship between flour yield and variables measuring grain characteristics and environmental factors. The analysis suggests that increasing ambient temperature and the occurrence of downtime both have a significant negative effect on flour yield. A significant difference in flour yield efficiency was also found between the two mills. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Flour milling en_US
dc.subject Yield en_US
dc.subject Milling efficiency en_US
dc.subject Ambient temperature en_US
dc.subject Downtime en_US
dc.title An analysis of factors influencing wheat flour yield en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Agribusiness en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.description.advisor John A. Fox en_US
dc.subject.umi Agriculture, General (0473) en_US
dc.subject.umi Economics, Commerce-Business (0505) en_US
dc.subject.umi Operations Research (0796) en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US


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