Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the past five years, the Hog and Pig Farming industry has worked itself out of a dirty corner. The industry grew strongly as demand for pork products resurged, evidenced by double-digit growth in processed meat exports and higher prices for farmers. But revenue will decline in the five years to 2021 alongside the price of red meat... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
While livestock raised in this industry are largely homogenous, hog and pig farming operations differentiate themselves according to their stage in the hog raising process. Generally, hog production is a 3-stage process, beginning with the farrowing and ending with finishing. The different types of industry farms include farrow-to-wean, farrow-to-feeder, nursery, farrow-to-finish and finish only farms.
Farrow-to-wean operations are the first stage in hog production; here, piglets are born and suckled by their mother for three weeks. Farrow-to-wean farms account for 8.5% of industry operations. Next come nursery operations, where weaned piglets spend on average 8 weeks until they grow to about 50 pounds; nursery-only farms account for 2.7% of industry farm... purchase to read more