Animal Science, Economics
Journal or Book Title
Journal of the ASFMRA
First Page or Article ID Number
Traditional swine enterprises report competitive cost of production for the “top one-third”herds.Further analysis shows that individual herds are seldom in the most profitable group every year, and nearly all farms have an occasional good year.While long-run differences exist in cost of production across farms, the wide variability from year to year in efficiency, costs, and returns provides a greater challenge to existing swine enterprises.
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Lawrence, John D.; Shaffer, John; Hallam, Arne; and Baas, Thomas J., "Factors Impacting Production and Economic Variability in Traditional Midwest Swine Enterprises" (1998). Economics Publications. 569.