All livestock producers' experience cycles of high and low prices. The objective of this study was to determine what, besides the obvious reason of low prices, has caused South Dakota producers to leave the swine industry. Along with this, we hoped to identify the characteristics of producers who have exited for various different reasons, arid then to identify which attributes would have the greatest impact on a producer's decision to re-entry the swine industry. If we can identify characteristics of producers who have left for different reasons, we may be better able to form policies and educational programs to help producers who want to be in the swine industry, as well as those who may want to re-enter.
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South Dakota State University
Copyright © 2001
Klein, N. and Tongkasame, C., "The Changing Face of the Swine Industry in South Dakota:
Reasons for Exit from the Industry" (2002). South Dakota Swine Research Report, 2001. 31.