Costs, Returns, Production and Financial Efficiency of Niche Pork Production in 2008

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2009-09-01
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Stender, David
Kliebenstein, James
Ness, Richard
Mabry, John
Huber, Gary
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Iowa Pork Industry Center
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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.

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