Information on biosecurity best practices and swine production and tips on buying livestock. Tips on how much to charge for meat cuts and an introduction to livestock production.
Elizabeth A. Hines, Ph.D., was named Assistant Professor of Animal Science at Penn State, and serves as part of the Extension Livestock Team. More
Pennsylvania has over 2,700 independent producers with over 320,000 sows and pigs with the majority of farms having less than 25 animals per farm. More
Livestock production may take many forms and, depending on your facilities, you may be able to combine several enterprises on your farm. More
Pricing meat for direct-to-consumer sales. More
What a bargain! The price looks great, but are you really getting a bargain? More
Lynn Kime, Robert E. Mikesell, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.
While the trend in the swine industry continues towards larger farms, opportunities remain to make money by raising hogs in a part-time enterprise. More