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Home  >  Livestock & Pasture  >   Hog Production Alternatives (Summary)

Hog Production Alternatives



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By Lance Gegner

Published: 2004

Updated: 2004

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Introduction

This publication addresses the two different directions in which hog production is currently moving: 1) contracting with large-scale vertical integrators (producers/packers/processors linked from farrowing to packing to the retail counter), and 2) sustainable production of a smaller number of hogs sold through alternative markets. The aspects of sustainable hog production discussed in this publication include alternative niche marketing, breed selection, alternative feeds, waste management, odor control, health concerns, and humane treatment. Basic production practices are not covered in this publication, but they are readily available in many books and through state Cooperative Extension Services.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Understanding Pricing, Concentration, and Vertical Integration
Sustainable Systems: The Other Option
     Budgeting
     Alternative Niche Marketing
     Breed Selection Criteria
     Alternative Feeds
     Waste Management
     Odor Control
     Health Concerns
     Humane Treatment
Summary
Enclosures
References
Further Resources
Appendix

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