This report provides a summary of the costs, returns, and production and financial performance for participating niche pork producer s for the year 2008. There were 18 niche pork farrow-to-finish producers who completed record s for 2008. These 18 operations were typically ‘natural’ producers, meaning their pigs were raised without antibiotics using bedded pens with outdoor access.
Stender, David R.; Kliebenstein, James; Ness, Richard; Mabry, John W.; and Huber, Gary, "Costs, Returns, Production and Financial Efficiency of Niche Pork Production in 2008" (2009). Iowa Pork Industry Center Reports. 3.