Pork production ranks high in Missouri’s list of agricultural commodities, generating some of the highest hog and pig sales in the nation.
Look to statistics to see what drives those rankings. We’ve gathered a wide array of data on Missouri’s swine industry, ranging from the number of hog and pig farms in the state — and how it compares to other high producers — to the state’s hog cash receipts and pork exports.
Find both information and resources on our website, or contact our knowledgeable specialists to learn more about Missouri’s top-grade pork commodity.
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News & articles
Program helps pork producers secure their biosecurity plans
- Published: Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Rapid Access Biosecurity app can help in the event of a transboundary or foreign animal disease outbreak in the U.S., said Corinne Bromfield, University of Missouri swine extension veterinarian.The web-based RAB app helps pork ...
Beyond the show ring
- Published: Thursday, May 12, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Nineteen youths from across the state came to Columbia on May 5 to compete in the first Missouri FFA Swine Facility Management Contest.The event, hosted by the University of Missouri and the Missouri Pork Association, took place at ...
Consider feeding pigs to higher weights when feed costs and hog prices go up
- Published: Monday, May 17, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – When feed prices go up, swine producers usually see profits go down. That’s not the case in 2021.This gives producers an opportunity to look at feeding to heavier weights despite higher feed costs, says University of Missouri ...
Farmland Values for Midwestern States
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2022
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA/NASS) conducts a survey of farm real estate values each year and calculates the average value per acre for each state. The following tables show these values for ...
5 Steps to Buying Meat Direct From the Farm
Publication date: May 1, 2022
To access and purchase local meat, consumers have choices. One option is to buy a live animal from a livestock producer and have that animal processed at a custom-exempt, state-inspected or federally inspected facility. Rather than purchase a whole ...
Days Suitable for Fieldwork in Missouri
Publication date: May 1, 2022
The number of days available to complete land-based agricultural activities influences decisions about inputs, such as variety/hybrid planted and pesticide used, and machinery. The limited fieldwork days available for completing crucial tasks — ...
Converting Unused Agriculture Facilities for Aquaculture Use: Swine Barn Conversion for Fish Culture
Publication date: March 1, 2022
This fisheries and aquaculture guide is one in a series being developed jointly by MU Extension and Lincoln University.Charles E. HicksAquaculture Specialist (retired)Lincoln UniversityRobert A. Pierce IIFisheries and Wildlife State SpecialistSchool ...
Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
Publication date: Dec. 1, 2021
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that 9.7 million acres of Missouri cropland and pastureland were rented to farmers who did not own the land. To help both landowners and farmers, the University of Missouri has periodically ...
Farrow to Finish Swine Planning Budget
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2021
This budget presents information useful to Missouri swine farmers. The production practices used to develop these cost estimates are common for swine farms in Missouri. Farmers are encouraged to customize this budget to fit their operation. This is ...
CEU Train the Trainer for Missouri Certified Swine Sample Collector Training
In this course, you will learn about Foreign Animal Diseases affecting swine, biosecurity basics, the Secure Pork Supply Plan, and the Certified Swine Sample Collector program. This course is self-paced and entirely online. It should take ...
MU nutrient management home page
Find information and resources on nutrient management planning, manure management, feeding operation regulations and the environment at this site.
African swine fever — CFSPH
The Center for Food Safety and Public Health (CFSPH) has aggregated information about African swine fever (ASF), including pictures, factsheets, the US plan for foreign animal disease (FAD) response, and steps farms can take to minimize their risk ...
African swine fever — USDA
African swine fever (ASF) is a foreign animal disease (FAD) currently causing problems in China and other Asian countries. Learn more about what the disease looks like and why the USDA is taking steps to keep ASF out.
Ag Lease 101
Multistate farm lease information designed to help landowners and land operators discuss and resolve issues, provided by the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee.
Ag Lease 101 document library
Farm leases and other agreements, forms and publications written by North Central Farm Management Extension Committee members.
Meet the experts
- Ray Massey EXTENSION PROFESSOR View Profile
- Corinne Bromfield ASSISTANT EXTENSION PROFESSOR OF SWINE PRODUCTION MEDICINE View Profile
- Heather Conrow FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- John Lory PROFESSOR ASSOC EXTNS View Profile
- Joseph Zulovich PROF, AST EXTNS View Profile
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- Scott Brown ASSOCIATE EXTENSION PROFESSOR View Profile
- Teng Teeh Lim PROF, EXTNS View Profile
- Timothy Safranski STATE SWINE EXTENSION SPECIALIST & PROFESSOR OF ANIMAL SCIENCE View Profile