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Based on personal experience and conversation among previous independent hog producers in Arkansas, I’d like to add that one of the major reasons for the decline of swine production is the implementation of the rule that you cannot “slop” pigs any longer. I have no references to this other than my word, but the government has a rule that you can no longer get foodstuffs from grocery stores and other locations and feed the pigs with them.

 


Tom Peterson
Benton, AR