James Mintert Purdue University

Director and Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics -

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Marketing slaughter hogs: Where, When & How

Publish Date: August 23, 2006

Choosing a market is one of the most important decisions a pork producer makes before selling hogs. Market selection has a big impact on a producers net sale price. Prices, as well as marketing costs such as shrink, transportation, and commissions, vary among markets. Consequently, hog producers must be aware of alternative markets available in order to choose one which yields the greatest net return.

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