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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.

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Elizabeth Hines, Ph.D. will serve as Penn State Extension Swine Specialist.
Hines Named Assistant Professor of Animal Science at Penn State - News News
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
Swine Information for Pennsylvania
Swine Information for Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
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
Introduction to Livestock Production
Introduction to Livestock Production - Articles Articles
Livestock production may take many forms and, depending on your facilities, you may be able to combine several enterprises on your farm. More
Raising livestock for direct-to-consumer meat sales requires careful record keeping and analysis to determine profitable pricing.
How Much Should You Charge? Pricing Your Meat Cuts - Articles Articles
Pricing meat for direct-to-consumer sales. More
What You Should Know About Buying Livestock
What You Should Know About Buying Livestock - Articles Articles
What a bargain! The price looks great, but are you really getting a bargain? More
Swine
Swine Production - Articles Articles

Swine Production

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