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2004 Michigan Swine (Farrow to Finish) Business Analysis Summary


  • Wittenberg, Eric
  • Harsh, Stephen B.


This report summarizes the financial and production records of 12 Michigan, farrow to finish, swine farms. To be included, the farms must have produced at least 50 percent of gross cash farm income from one or a combination of fat hogs, feeder pigs and cull breeding hogs sales. The records came from Michigan State Universitys TelFarm project and the Farm Credit Service system in Michigan. The values were pooled into averages for reporting purposes. Farm records were included if a farm financial summary was completed on 2004 data including beginning and ending balance sheets, plus income and expenses. The data were checked to verify that cash discrepancy was less than 10% of gross cash inflow and that debt discrepancy was less than $1,000. While considerable variation in the data exists, average values are reported in the summary tables below.

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  • Wittenberg, Eric & Harsh, Stephen B., 2005. "2004 Michigan Swine (Farrow to Finish) Business Analysis Summary," Staff Papers 11487, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:midasp:11487

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