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The USDA determines value by using the base cost lean calculations. These calculations are determined by individual packer's lean value buying programs, which are based on the hog's back fat and 6- to 7-square-inch loin ... More »

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Disease and average weight for live hogs play the largest role in determining the market price for live hogs. Additionally, competition from other meats can also affect the market price for hogs. More »

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Information on current hog prices is available on the University of Missouri's Agricultural Electronic Bulletin Board, as of 2015. The website for the U.S. Department of Agriculture also offers morning and afternoon hog ... More »

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Berkshire hogs are bred by natural or artificial insemination methods. Natural breeding requires both a male pig and female pig to be present. Artificial insemination requires only the female be present, properly stored ... More »

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Some methods for trapping feral hogs include pre-baiting, leaving a trail of bait outside the trap and keeping the trap's door wired open for several days to condition the feral hogs. Trappers recommend spring door traps... More »

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Dry corn is an effective bait for wild hogs, along with peanuts, candy, Kool-aid soaked corn and beer. Wild hogs have a naturally sweet tooth and follow raccoons to food sources. Wild hogs' natural diet consists of acorn... More »

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The current price of lean hogs is determined by stock exchanges, such as NASDAQ, and placed on their websites. On NASDAQ.com, investors find swine's price by hovering the mouse over the Markets tab and clicking on the Co... More »

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