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Factors influencing the profitability of a piggery

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dc.contributor.author Trewick WSF en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T07:16:05Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T07:16:05Z
dc.date.created 1985 en
dc.date.submitted 1988 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/9392
dc.description.abstract This study has a dual aim, firstly, the discussion of the most important factors which influence the profitability of a pig farm, and secondly, an economic exercise which attempts to determine the costs involved in, and the potential profit of a pig farm. The following factors are regarded as the most important for profitability: management, feeding, keeping records, the marketing policy of the farmer, and the present market price of pork. The modern pig farm is intensive and requires a great deal of technical expertise from the farmer. The most important expense is the cost of feed. Starting a new pig farm, with all the expenses involved, as well as the long period without any income, does not appear to be a proposition. The influence grading has on income indicates that the farmer is obliged to produce carcasses of a high quality. The profitability of a pig farm is largely determined by the number of market pigs per breeding sow per annum, how long before they are ready for market, and the cost of raising them. Because the profitability of a pig farm is, to a large extent, determined by the management expertise of the farmer, it is of utmost importance that the farmer is aware of the different factors which can influence profitability. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Business administration / Business leadership en
dc.subject Management accounting en
dc.title Factors influencing the profitability of a piggery en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MBA en

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