Date of this Version
Cornhusker Economics, May 14, 1997, agecon.unl.edu/cornhuskereconomics
The 1996 summary for the Nebraska Swine Enterprise and Analysis Program shows that there is a lot of difference between average, the high 1/3 and the low 1/3 of producers when it comes to a profit. Producers in the average group showed a 27% rate of return on capital, while those in the top 1/3 showed a return of 49%. Total cost per cwt. for an average producer on the records program was $50.71 while the producers in the high profit 1/3 produced that pork for $44.96 per cwt.