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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Predator Management Workshop
Event date: March 16, 2020
Event time: | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn about Missouri's predator species and how to best manage their interaction with livestock as well as Livestock Guardian Dogs in sheep production. Guest speakers include Josh Wisdom from Missouri Department of Conservation and Luke Wilbers from ...
News & articles
Sweating like a pig?
- Published: Friday, July 17, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – As temperatures inch upward, it’s not uncommon to hear rural folks say they are “sweating like a pig.” But pigs can’t sweat, says University of Missouri Extension swine nutritionist Marcia Shannon. Pigs would probably think ...
MU Extension develops guidelines for emergency mortality management in swine herds
- Published: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension agricultural engineers and economists recently released emergency mortality management recommendations to help producers forced to depopulate swine herds because of COVID-19 impacts. “It is ...
Feed pigs less fat, more fiber to slow growth
- Published: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – As work at meat processing plants slows during COVID-19, hog producers may want to feed pigs cheaper diets and hold them longer. University of Missouri Extension swine nutritionist Marcia Shannon says producers can feed more fiber ...
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 ...
Farmland Values for Midwestern States
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA/NASS) conducts a survey of farm real estate values each year and calculates the average value of farm real estate for each state. The following tables show these ...
Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) Insurance in Missouri
Publication date: July 1, 2020
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 ...
Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Insurance
Publication date: July 1, 2020
Livestock risk protection (LRP) insurance offers livestock producers a way to manage risk associated with market price volatility (see Figure 1 for feeder cattle future prices). It does not protect against other perils such as disease or death. The ...
Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
Publication date: May 1, 2020
The rates reported in this guide summarize a statewide survey conducted online and by solicitations of University of Missouri Extension specialists in the winter of 2019–2020. We asked farmers, agribusiness firms and land improvement contractors to ...
Calculating the Value of Manure as a Fertilizer Source
Publication date: April 1, 2020
Manure has value on a field only if it offsets the need to purchase other nutrients or soil amendments. The worksheet on page 2 allows users to calculate the fertilizer value of the manure for a specific field. Assemble the information specified in ...
Farrow to Finish Swine Planning Budget
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2019
This budget presents information useful to Missouri swine farmers. The production practices used to develop these cost estimates are common for swine farms in Missouri. Farmers are encouraged to customize this budget to fit their operation. This is ...
Missouri Mesonet — Weather Station Network
Provides real-time weather data from stations across Missouri.
MU nutrient management home page
Find information and resources on nutrient management planning, manure management, feeding operation regulations and the environment at this site.
Livestock and poultry mortality composting
View presentations on efficient and effective poultry and livestock carcass composting.
Ag Lease 101 document library
Farm leases and other agreements, forms and publications written by North Central Farm Management Extension Committee members.
Fixed and Flexible Cash Rental Arrangements For Your Farm (PDF)
A publication designed to help operators and landowners develop equitable cash-rent arrangements and make sound decisions based on an equitable evaluation of resources, published by the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee.
Meet the experts
- Ray Massey EXTENSION PROFESSOR 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 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, EXTNS View Profile
- Timothy Safranski STATE SWINE EXTENSION SPECIALIST & PROFESSOR OF ANIMAL SCIENCE View Profile