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The Missouri System of Swine Production

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Dennis D. DiPietre and Ronald L. Plain
Department of Agricultural Economics
Roderick C. Tubbs, DVM, MS
Swine Veterinarian, Commercial Agriculture Program
John A. Hoehne and Joseph M. Zulovich
Department of Agricultural Engineering
Mark D. Newcomb
Department of Animal Sciences

Swine production has been a mainstay in Missouri agriculture for many years. MU's Management Information Record program shows that swine, over the years, has paid a higher return on investment than any other Missouri farm commodity.

Chapters include records; feasibility study; selection and addition of breeding stock; facility design and operation; routine health procedures; nutrition and feeding program; general farm management considerations; and strategy for buying and selling. Authors of the publication are members of the Commercial Agriculture swine focus team.

The financial appendix has spreadsheets for 1,200-, 600-, 300- and 150-sow models. The 1,200-sow model has spreadsheets for both farrow-to-finish and weaner pig operations.


  • Facilities
  • Genetics
  • Health
  • Hogs
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Nutrition
  • Spreadsheets
  • Waste


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