Mark Greenwood Ag Star

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Financing hog operations

Publish Date: June 3, 2006

To look at financing swine operations, I think we have to look at where we have been in the past and what we will do in the future. Historically, swine production has been a profitable enterprise. However, the market collapse of 1998 has caused many producers to re-evaluate their position in the industry. Only those producers that are willing to respond and adapt to an ever changing marketplace will prove to be successful. I hope this paper gives you an outline to what we will look at as lenders providing capital into the swine industry.

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