Use of a Stochastic Model to Evaluate Alternate Marketing Strategies

Purdue University 2002 Swine Research Report. Pork processors have the objective to produce uniformly sized lean products. Most U.S. pork processors have developed marketing systems to discount carcasses with weights less or greater than the desired optimal range. Pig producers must evaluate alternative marketing strategies that reduce sort loss. The objective of this research was to evaluate the impact of alternative marketing procedures to reduce variation in carcass weight, carcass lean and fat tissue mass, and carcass measurements.