Pork producers interested in niche market production need information on the costs of alternative operations. Records from current niche producers were collected and analyzed.
Can niche marketing be competitive and can the producer's cost position be improved?
Yes, niche production can be competitive. The cost structure of many niche operations can be improved through continued sharing of information and by implementing ideas and technologies coming from low-cost producers.
Year of Grant Completion
Stender, David R., "Alternative swine cost of production project" (2004). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 231.