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Department of Animal Sciences

Farm profitability

Farm Profitability

Economic viability of food animal production is vital for sustainability of the food production system in the US. Over 90% of the farms in the US are family owned and operated. Rising costs of production and stable to low animal prices have narrowed profitability margins on farms. Advantages and disadvantages of different production systems, managing the variable and fixed costs of production, strategies for contracting inputs and purchasing futures, and market opportunities are addressed with clientele.

Farm Profitability programs associated faculty members: