Best Management Practices for Louisiana Swine Production
By: Ron E. Sheffield, Timothy G. Page, Brian D. LeBlanc, and Karen Nix
The swine industry is one of the smaller animal industries in Louisiana, contributing approximately $2.58 million to the state’s economy in 2010. Louisiana’s swine production focuses primarily on raising feeder pigs for youth livestock projects, showing or direct sale at auction barns. Although swine farms are located across the state, the greatest production is in St. Martin, Vermilion, Calcasieu, Avoyelles, Rapides, West Feliciana and Beauregard parishes. Swine production, by its nature, requires specific practices to conserve and protect soil and water resources.
(Produced by LSU AgCenter Communications, Pub. 2835)
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