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The Economics Of Finishing Pigs In Hoop Structures And Confinement Facilities: A Summer Comparison, Benjamin Larson, James B. Kliebenstein, Mark S. Honeyman, Arlie D. Penner Jan 2002

The Economics Of Finishing Pigs In Hoop Structures And Confinement Facilities: A Summer Comparison, Benjamin Larson, James B. Kliebenstein, Mark S. Honeyman, Arlie D. Penner

Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports

This report is part of an ongoing research project that is being conducted at the Iowa State University Rhodes Research Farm. This research is aimed at comparing two swine finishing facility types under a wide range of circumstances. This report provides results from a group of pigs finished during the summer season of 2000–2001. Evolution of the swine industry has forced industry members to reevaluate operations and utilize an increasing amount of risk management. A survey conducted in May 2001 showed that hoop buildings are becoming an important part of the swine industry. Hoop buildings became widely available in ...


An Economic Analysis Of Pork Production In Hoop And Confinement Facilities: A Winter Comparison, Benjamin Larson, James B. Kliebenstein, Mark S. Honeyman, Arlie D. Penner Jan 2002

An Economic Analysis Of Pork Production In Hoop And Confinement Facilities: A Winter Comparison, Benjamin Larson, James B. Kliebenstein, Mark S. Honeyman, Arlie D. Penner

Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports

This report is part of an ongoing research project that is being conducted at the Iowa State University Rhodes Research Farm. This research is aimed at comparing two swine finishing facility types under a wide range of circumstances. This report provides results from a group of pigs finished during the winter season of 2000–2001. The evolution of the swine industry has forced industry members to reevaluate their operations and utilize an increasing amount of risk management. A survey conducted in May of 2001 showed that hoop buildings are becoming an increasingly important part of the swine industry. Hoop buildings ...


An Analysis Of The Cost Of Producing Pork In Hoop Structures And Confinement During The Summer, Benjamin Larson, James B. Kliebenstein, Mark S. Honeyman, Arlie D. Penner Jan 2001

An Analysis Of The Cost Of Producing Pork In Hoop Structures And Confinement During The Summer, Benjamin Larson, James B. Kliebenstein, Mark S. Honeyman, Arlie D. Penner

Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports

This research compares pork production in two types of production facilities. Information for the fourth group of pigs, which was fed from June 1999 to October 1999 at the Rhodes Research and Demonstration Farm, is provided. Results will be evaluated using the actual production efficiency numbers and the average or typical costs for feeder pigs, feed, etc., along with average market hog prices. This allows for comparison of expected costs and returns for normal input cost and hog price conditions.