Contract Hog Production: A Case Study of Financial Arrangements

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Ross, Brent ; Barry, Peter (2005)
  • Subject: Agricultural Finance, Farm Management, Livestock Production/Industries,

A case study is presented about the financing arrangements, contract terms, and business relationships of a set of contract hog producers whose loans from community banks have been guaranteed by the Illinois Farm Development Authority. The results reflect the maturity and stability of contract hog production, although agribusiness and farmer integrators largely fill different market niches and contract with different types of producers.
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