Is there an optimal production unit size?

In the past few weeks I’ve been involved in a series of discussions with producers and allied industry about production unit sizes. A common thread in the discussions was the idea of what size of production unit a producer should target. I think many of you have thought about this already as you have invested in production facilities, presented testimony at township and county zoning hearings, etc. Read More...

Comments on last weeks hogs and pigs report

What a week to be involved in pork production! After 2 years of almost consistent negative news, last Friday’s Hogs and Pigs report, when combined with the grain stocks report and planting intentions report this week put a smile on everyone’s face. Closeouts are beginning to show profits after an extended period of red ink, and the next year looks to be very good based on the futures expectations. Read More...