In March and April of 1993, a random sample of 334 Iowa pork producers participated in a survey regarding their production practices, facilities, and purchasing patterns. The sample, was divided into three groups by size: 113 farms marketing under 700 head of hogs, 141 farms marketing 700 - 2,000 head, and 90 marketing over 2,000 head. A few of the key findings include;Producer profile Is forty-five years old; has 13 years of formal education, 22 years of pork production experience; and plans to produce hogs for an additional 17 ye^s. Has annual marketings of 1,743 market hogs and 447 feeder pigs from 128 sows.
This report is published in Lawrence, John D., et al. "A profile of the Iowa pork industry, its producers, and implications for the future." Staff Paper 253 (1994).
Lawrence, John D.; Otto, Daniel M.; Meyer, Seth D.; and Folkerts, Steven, "A Profile of the Iowa Pork Industry, Its Producers, and Implications for the Future" (1994). Economic Staff Paper Series. 274.