V. James Rhodes University of Missouri

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Producing and Marketing Hogs Under Contract

Publish Date: June 3, 2006

There is increasing interest in hog contracting, due in part to the difficulty for many producers to obtain adequate financing. Contracting also is being used to coordinate pork production from genetics and nutrition to the retail meat counter. Currently, a small but growing percentage of hogs are produced, fed, or marketed under contract. It is estimated that about 14-16% are under production contracts, and a smaller percentage under marketing contracts.

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