Management Economics

Two-litter Outdoor Farrowing System Budget

Authors
  • Benjamin Larson (Iowa State University)
  • Mark S. Honeyman (Iowa State University)
  • James B. Kliebenstein (Iowa State University)

Abstract

A two-litter pasture farrowing herd of 100 sows was budgeted. Based on current market prices (1996) and marketing 7.5 feeder pigs per litter, the cost of production was $37 per 50 lb pig for all costs or $31 per 50 lb pig excluding labor. Sensitivity analysis clearly showed that pasture farrowing is competitive as a land use with corn and soybean production.

Keywords: ASL R1501

How to Cite:

Larson, B., Honeyman, M. S. & Kliebenstein, J. B., (1998) “Two-litter Outdoor Farrowing System Budget”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 1998
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