Swine Farm Business Summary: Western New York 1981
Smith, Stuart F.
This is a summary and analysis of business data submitted by five swine producers located in the Finger Lakes and Western Plain regions of New York State. The cooperating producers volunteered to participate in the swine summary program and used the Cornell Swine Business Record Book during 1981. We hope that the interest and participation in the program will increase in 1983 and that the number of cooperators will more than double. The data published here represents the average of the five swine farms participating. It is not intended to represent an average of all Western New York swine farms. It does not necessarily represent a typical swine business. We expect that the producers participating in this program are above average in management ability and the financial and herd performance measures published here are above average for Western New York. Much of the credit for completion of this project should be given to Jesse Hannan, Finger Lakes Regional Dairy and Livestock Specialist. Jesse collected most of the records and rode herd until the summary was completed. Swine producers interested in summarizing 1982 records should contact their cooperation extension regional or county livestock specialist. The 1981 Swine Summary is organized so that any swine producer who has some basic business and herd management records can compare his or her swine business with the average published here.
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Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University