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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 raising hogs from farrow to finish can plan their costs and returns in 2024. Table 1 presents estimates for a confinement farrow to finish operation in Missouri producing 23 pigs per sow per year and selling 22 market hogs at 280 pounds. 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 plan your operation's costs and returns for 2024.


  • Farm budget
  • Farrow to finish swine operation


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