Farm

Western Research and Demonstration Farm

Extension Number

RFR A1368

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

A certified Berkshire program continues to lead niche pork production markets based on its meat quality advantage over commodity-based pork. This economic advantage is especially valuable for smaller, more traditional pork producers. The disadvantages of Berkshire pigs are fatter carcasses, slower gains, and less efficient feed conversion compared with commodity pork production. Consequently, these pigs are often a better fit for less intensive or lower production systems.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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