Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1968

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Economics

Abstract

This study was undertaken to compare alternative livestock programs on southeastern South Dakota farms. Variations in hog production have been emphasized since swine feeding accounts for much of the income generated within the community. In addition to the amount of income, stability of income, risk, capital and labor requirements have been compared as limiting factors to be seriously considered. Diminishing numbers of farmers and new pork production methods have caused remaining farmers and new pork production methods have caused remaining farmers to reassess use of scarce inputs and new means of successful swine raising. Some questions which arise in the producers’ minds presently include the following: How should the individual farmer of southeastern South Dakota allocate production resources to maximize his profits? What is the optimum size of hog enterprise to be organized? What is the optimum size of hog enterprise to be organized? What is the optimum degree of specialization to be used under various hog productions systems?

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Swine -- Economic aspects -- South Dakota

Format

application/pdf

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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