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Keywords

Swine day, 1995; Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 96-140-S; Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 746; Swine; Risk management; Contract hog production

Abstract

Risks associated with independent hog finishing have prompted producers to seek alternative production and marketing methods. A means of reducing risk has developed through contract hog finishing. Research results indicate that risk-neutral producers require contract base payments ranging from $11.25 to $14.00 per head. Strongly risk-averse producers require contract base payments ranging from $4.75 to $7.75 per head. The lower ends of the ranges are for a contract with performance incentives. The upper ends of the ranges are for a flat contract without performance incentives. Calculated required base payments are similar to those payments currently received by contract hog finishers.; Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 16, 1995

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139

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