Economic Comparison of Pig Feedlot Housing Facilities in the Southern High Plains of Texas

R. I. Nicholson, J. J. McGlone, R. T. Ervin


An economic analysis of two pig feedlot enterprises was conducted using low-and high-investment facilities. Pigs housed in the low-investment facility consumed 10% more feed and gained 13% more weight than pigs housed in the high-investment facility. Results indicate that pork producers in the Southern High Plains of Texas could increase rates of return by building a low-cost facility for finishing feeder pigs. The results were qualified, however, because only one seasonal production cycle was investigated.


pigs; feedlot; Southern High Plains

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