Pork production ranks high in Missouri’s list of agricultural commodities, generating some of the highest hog and pig sales in the nation.
Look to statistics to see what drives those rankings. We’ve gathered a wide array of data on Missouri’s swine industry, ranging from the number of hog and pig farms in the state — and how it compares to other high producers — to the state’s hog cash receipts and pork exports.
Find both information and resources on our website, or contact our knowledgeable specialists to learn more about Missouri’s top-grade pork commodity.
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2019 Ag Outlook for Lenders and Producers
Event date: Dec. 5, 2019
Event time: | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
The 2019 Ag Outlook conference gives lenders and producers insight into market trends for 2020. Scott Brown, Agricultural Economist from the University of Missouri, will discuss livestock and commodity outlooks and emerging issues. Registration ...
News & articles
African swine fever reduces China’s pork production
- Published: Wednesday, July 3, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) projects that by the end of 2019, China’s total swine inventory will be down by 18%. Indeed, the USDA estimated that the Chinese sow inventory was down 12% at the start of 2019.China's Ministry of ...
Emerging swine disease calls for biosecurity measures, says MU Extension veterinarian
- Published: Friday, Sept. 7, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – U.S. pork producers should be aware of an emerging swine disease, says University of Missouri Extension veterinarian Corinne Bromfield. Chinese pork producers reported the 13th outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) Sept. 6. It has ...
As meat supplies grow for export demand, trade and tariff doubts hurt on-farm prices
- Published: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Large supplies of meat and dairy, possibly record-setting tons, are coming to U.S. consumers. For consumers, this can be good news with lower prices at grocery cases. For producers of beef, pork, chicken and milk it doesn’t bode ...
MU food scientist studies soy rations for swine, poultry to add high-oleic fat
- Published: Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – To make better bacon, feed a better soybean. Bryon Wiegand, University of Missouri food scientist, studies the use of Missouri’s high-oleic soybean oil in livestock rations. In a report at Soy Day, Wiegand joined MU faculty ...
Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) Insurance in Missouri
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2019
In livestock production, gross margin is the difference between revenue from livestock or milk sales and feed costs. It is an indicator of profitability.Livestock gross margin (LGM) insurance offers livestock producers a way to manage gross margin ...
Best Management Practices for Nitrogen Fertilizer in Missouri
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2018
Missouri crop producers use a wide range of practices to supply nitrogen to their crops. The timing, rate and method of application, as well as the source of nitrogen and the use of additives, vary widely across the state and often between neighbors. ...
Country Curing Hams
Publication date: Oct. 1, 1993
Many people like the flavor of hams that have been cured country style. Their characteristic flavor is quite different from mild-cured commercial hams.When to cureHams should be placed in cure during December and January when production of country ...
Managing Purchased Feeder Pigs
Publication date: Oct. 1, 1993
Missouri is a major feeder pig producing state and annually markets large numbers of pigs that other farmers feed out to market weight. During these marketing and transportation processes, stress can affect the performance of feeder pigs. Buyers ...
Inbreeding: Its Meaning, Uses and Effects on Farm Animals
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
Various mating schemes of animals are classified under two broad categories — inbreeding and outbreeding. Classification depends on the closeness of the biological relationship between mates. Within each category, a wide variation in intensity of ...
Agricultural Phosphorus and Water Quality
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
We value clean water for many reasons. We depend on lakes and streams for drinking water and recreation. Wildlife depends on habitats created by healthy streams, wetlands and lakes. There is strong support in both rural and urban communities for ...
2019 Missouri swine farrow to finish planning budget (PDF)
Projected 2019 swine farrow to finish budget, showing estimated income per sow as well as estimated operating and fixed costs.
Economic Impact of a 2,400-Pig Contract Grow-Finish Unit on the Local Community, County and State (PDF)
View a breakdown of the revenue generation and expenses of a 2,400-pig business operation.
AgSite Assessment Tool
Use this web-based tool to generate a report describing the physical, demographic and environmental characteristics of a selected land parcel and its surroundings.
Ag Lease 101
Multistate lease information designed to help landowners and land operators discuss and resolve issues, provided by the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee.
Economic Factors From a 600-Sow Farrow to Finish Operation to the Local Community, County and State (PDF)
Lists the economic effects of the construction and operation of a 600-sow farrow to finish swine enterprise.
Meet the experts
- Ray Massey EXTENSION PROFESSOR View Profile
- Brent Carpenter FIELD SPECIALIST IN AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS View Profile
- Corinne Bromfield ASSISTANT EXTENSION PROFESSOR OF SWINE PRODUCTION MEDICINE View Profile
- Heather Conrow FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- John Lory PROFESSOR ASSOC EXTNS View Profile
- Joseph Zulovich, Ph.D., P.E. PROF, AST EXTNS View Profile
- Marcia Shannon PROFESSOR View Profile
- Scott Brown DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP'S AND ASSOCIATE EXTENSION PROFESSOR View Profile
- Teng Teeh Lim PROF, ASOC EXTNS View Profile
- Timothy Safranski STATE SWINE EXTENSION SPECIALIST & PROFESSOR OF ANIMAL SCIENCE View Profile