Swine day, 1992; Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 93-142-S; Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 667; Swine; Enterprise record summary


Approximately 35 swine operations are enrolled in the 1992 Kansas Swine Enterprise Record Program. This program evaluates physical and economic performance and is part of a cooperative record-keeping project with extension personnel and swine producers in Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Records are summarized every 6 months, and the corresponding data are pooled to form state and regional averages. This paper summarizes the data for 22 farrow-to-finish operations in Kansas that kept records during the first 6 months of 1992. Profit per cwt. of pork produced for these 22 producers averaged $1.13. Profits varied substantially between producers. Producers in the top one-third in terms of profitability had average profits of $8.25 per cwt., whereas producers in the bottom one-third had average losses of $7.02 per cwt. Critical factors separating low and high profit producers included feed costs, unpaid labor, fixed costs, and productivity.; Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 19, 1992


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