Feeder Pigs Planning Budget

Editor’s note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available as a downloadable PDF.

See the Missouri Swine Budget Generator (XLSX) for related information.

Adauto Rocha
Assistant Extension Professor, Agricultural Business and Policy Extension

Scott Brown
Associate Extension Professor, Agricultural Business and Policy Extension

Tim Safranski
Professor, Animal Sciences

Using this budget, farmers can estimate the costs and returns associated with feeder pig production. Table 1 presents estimates for a confinement feeder pig operation in Missouri producing 23 pigs per sow per year and selling 22 feeder pigs at 40 pounds each. Assumptions were based on price forecasts as of October 2023. Detailed assumptions and feed requirements are summarized in Tables 2 and 3. The production practices used to develop these cost estimates are common for Missouri swine farms. Use the "Your estimate" column to estimate your operation's costs and returns for 2024.


  • Farm budget
  • Feeder pigs


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