Swine Production in Arkansas
The decrease in number and size of swine operations in Arkansas depicts the change
in the swine industry from small and medium sized independents to large contract swine
operations. Current estimates indicate 95 percent or more of the swine in Arkansas
are grown under contract. The contracting company supplies the hogs, feed, fieldmen
for herd health and production management and a market for the hogs. Major work with
swine has involved providing Extension agents and independent operators with information
on health, feed ingredients, ration formulation and facilities.
Arkansas producers more than 1.8 million pigs annually. Arkansas Pork Production exceeds
$80 million per year.
Arkansas Pork Producers Association
Protecting Swine from External Parasites