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2002 Michigan Swine (Farrow To Finish) Business Analysis Summary


  • Schwab, Gerald
  • Wittenberg, Eric


This report summarizes the financial and production records of 7 Michigan swine farms, farrow to finish. 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 University's TelFarm/MicroTel project, the Farm Credit Service system, or by AgriSolutions in Michigan. The values were pooled into averages for reporting purposes. Farm records were included if a farm financial summary was completed on 2002 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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  • Schwab, Gerald & Wittenberg, Eric, 2003. "2002 Michigan Swine (Farrow To Finish) Business Analysis Summary," Staff Papers 11563, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:midasp:11563

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