High profit producers in the Iowa State University Swine Enterprise Record program are characterized by having the best combination of efficient production levels and lower than average production costs. Records for 1995 indicate that producers in the top 10% based on profit margin were above average for all production parameters, but were not always in the top 10% for each individual production measure. Being above average in most production areas allows a producer to achieve efficient production levels and the optimum cost of production.
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Baas, Thomas J., "ISU Swine Enterprise Records Program" (1997). Swine Research Report, 1996. 31.