Farmers who want to successfully produce pork on a small scale can preserve their independence in the face of the consolidating hog industry. Profitable Pork: Alternative Strategies for Hog Producers showcases examples of alternative ways to raise pork profitably. In designing hog systems that work on their farms—in deep-straw bedding, in hoop structures and on pasture—producers have been able to save on fixed costs, find greater flexibility, identify unique marketing channels and enjoy a better quality of life. The 16-page bulletin features profiles about successful hog producers as well as the latest research on everything from greater profits to better-tasting pork raised in alternative hog systems.

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