Production and Marketing Characteristics of U.S. Pork Producers, 1997-1998

John Lawrence, Iowa State University
Glenn Grimes, Iowa State University
Marvin Hayenga, Iowa State University


The pork production sector is undergoing a significant, perhaps unprecedented change in its size and ownership structure. Further, the marketing linages ofpork producers,with meat packers are ch^ging dramatically. These .changes can have profound effects on'industty performance and the appropriate strategies for virtually all the players iripr associated with the pork industry,, such as feed complies, breedmg stock and animal health suppliers, pf6ducers,.processors, pork rnerchandisers, and othep