Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

11-2015

Journal or Book Title

Wallace's Farmer

First Page or Article ID Number

94

Abstract

From 2011 through 2014, the lean hog price needed to cover production costs averaged $83 per cwt, as calculated by Iowa State University’s Estimated Livestock Returns. Lower feed costs trimmed the 2015 breakeven price for farrow-to-finish operations to about $66 per cwt. It goes without saying that the market wants to buy more hogs at $66 per cwt than it did at $83. Lower costs let producers increase the herd to get quantity supplied closer to demand.

Comments

This is an article from Wallace's Farmer (2015): 94. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Penton

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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