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SX1012, Revised January 2003

Profitable Pork: Alternative Strategies for Hog Producers

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Farmers who want to successfully produce pork on a small scale can preserve their independence in the face of the consolidating hog industry. "Profitable Pork: Alternative Strategies for Hog Producers" showcases examples of alternate ways to raise pork profitably. In designing hog systems that work on their farms — in deep-straw bedding, in hoop structures and on pasture — producers have been able to save on fixed costs, find greater flexibility, identify unique marketing channels and enjoy a better quality of life.

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