A.S. Series 69-46
Long held views about the necessity of marketing hogs at weights between 200 and 225 lb. appear to need changing as producers are marketing a larger proportion of meatier hogs. These hogs retain their market desirability in terms of lean yield without excessive waste to weights of at least 250 lb. and in some instances heavier. Whether or not such a marketing plan is justified when the additional cost of production is considered is still not clear. A number of factors influence these production costs and returns. The trial reported here was an at tempt to evaluate final market weight of slaughter hogs and the effects on carcass yield, carcass desirability and production costs and returns.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
McCarty, J.W. and Dittman, Albert, "Marketing Butcher Hogs at Minimum Weights of Either 205 or 260 Pounds" (1969). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1969. 13.