Evaluating Your Swine Enterprise

North Carolina State University Animal Science Fact Sheet ANS95-804S. Changes in the economics of swine production, and occasionally family and personal changes in the lives of producers, may require that they evaluate their swine enterprise as a component of their livelihood. This evaluation process is not always straightforward and simple. Often it cannot be based solely on economic considerations becasue emotions, lifestyle, and family ties may be involved. This fact sheet outlines some of the options available and factors to consider. Whatever decisions are rendered, the ultimate objective of this process is to enhance the producer’s personal welfare and to increase profits from the swine production enterprise.