An Analysis of the Southeastern Feeder Pig Market

Donald W. Reid, Michael R. Reed
1982 Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics  
The production of feeder pigs as a cash commodity has been widespread in the southeastern U.S. during the past several years. One indication of the extent of marketing pigs at this intermediate stage is the fact that in 1979, 41 percent of the total Tennessee pig crop was sold through organized feeder pig sales (Rawls). This specialized production is continuing in many areas of the Southeast, although a trend has emerged that has more producers holding feeder pigs and feeding them to market weight.
more » ... them to market weight.
doi:10.1017/s0081305200024894 fatcat:4hs3dtnrdbgmxkfg56pp2rwjmm