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High cost/total slat Grow-Fin Facilities

Facility Charge Utility Cost RIT Bedding Vet&Med Mort.(%) ADG(lbs) FE(lb.f/lb.g) Net Return
$30.00 $1.50 $2.00 $0.00 $0.40 1 1.7(good) 3.1(good) $10.15
$30.00 $1.50 $2.00 $0.00 $0.50 3 1.4(poor) 3.4(poor) ($14.45)
Paid $1.50 $2.00 $0.00 $0.40 1 1.7(good) 3.1(good) $40.15

Low cost/hoop Grow-Fin Facilities

Facility Charge Utility Cost RIT Bedding Vet&Med Mort.(%) ADG(lbs) FE(lb.f/lb.g) Net Return
$10.00 $0.00 $2.00 $4.00 $0.40 1 1.5(good) 3.4(good) $4.46
$10.00 $0.00 $2.00 $4.00 $0.50 3 1.3(poor) 3.7(poor) ($13.43)
Paid $0.00 $2.00 $4.00 $0.40 1 1.5(good) 3.4(good) $14.46
                 

Figure A

Note: Assumes that the fees associated with facilities, utilities, repairs, interest, taxes and net return are on a pig space per year basis. The fees associated with bedding, veterinarian and medicines are on a per pig basis.

Additional assumptions include:

  1. facility size of 200 head;
  2. feeder pig purchase price of $40/head;
  3. market hog price of $42/head;
  4. 200 pounds of gain/pig with a feed cost of $140/ton;
  5. return to labor and management set at $14/pig space/year.

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