The pork production sector is undergoing a significant, perhaps unprecedented change in its size and ownership structure. Further, the marketing linkages of pork producers,with meat packers are changing dramatically. These .changes can have profound effects on industry performance and the appropriate strategies for virtually all the players in or associated with the pork industry,, such as feed complies, breeding stock and animal health suppliers, producers,.processors, pork merchandisers, and other.
Lawrence, John D.; Grimes, Glenn; and Hayenga, Marvin, "Production and Marketing Characteristics of U.S. Pork Producers, 1997-1998" (1998). Economic Staff Paper Series. 324.