Optimal Hog Marketing Weights. James Mintert, Ph.D. Professor Department of Agricultural Economics Kansas State University. Hogs Have Been Getting Heavier for A Long Time. Why Have Weights Gotten Heavier?. Technology Genetics Feeding regimens BECAUSE IT’S PROFITABLE.
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James Mintert, Ph.D.
Department of Agricultural Economics
Kansas State University
Goal is to maximize profits
Marginal revenue = marginal cost
At each weight
Exp. Net Carcass Value
Calculate revenue gain for additional pound of gain