Factors Impacting Production and Economic Variability in Traditional Midwest Swine EnterprisesJournal of the ASFMRA
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AbstractTraditional swine enterprises report competitive cost of production for the “top one-third”herds.Further analysis shows that individual herds are seldom in the most profitable group every year, and nearly all farms have an occasional good year.While long-run differences exist in cost of production across farms, the wide variability from year to year in efficiency, costs, and returns provides a greater challenge to existing swine enterprises.
Copyright OwnerAmerican Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Citation InformationJohn D. Lawrence, John Shaffer, Arne Hallam and Thomas J. Baas. "Factors Impacting Production and Economic Variability in Traditional Midwest Swine Enterprises" Journal of the ASFMRA (1998) p. 101 - 106
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