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This illustrated guide includes plant layouts and facilities, regulatory agencies and utilities, management, and elementary feasibility calculations for the meat packing business.


While the trend in the swine industry continues towards larger farms, opportunities remain to make money by raising hogs in a part-time enterprise. Approximately 80 percent of Pennsylvania swine operations produce less than 100 head per year, and only 1 percent produce more than 1,000 head per year.