Sustainable_Pork2001 - A Sustainable Outdoor Pork...

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A Sustainable Outdoor Pork Production Farm Bill Tynan, Jessica Gentry, Anna Johnson, Harold Rachuonyo, Jerry Smith and John McGlone* Pork Industry Institute Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas
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Objectives To build a research and demonstration farm based on science & consumer perceptions No waste lagoons; recycle nutrients Use the same footprint (land area) as an indoor unit, including nutrient recycling (3 sows/acre) Use the same labor/sow as an indoor unit No offensive odor Positive member of the community Economically competitive
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Consumer Perceptions Two surveys conducted Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) survey of 500 readers (340 responded); by mail Lubbock, Texas survey in meat department of 220 shoppers; in person
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% of respondents willing to pay more for pork with assurances of: BHG ® Lubbock From a family farm? 72% -- Worker protection? -- 61% Environmental protection? 80% 59% Animal protection? 68% 54%
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We find some consumer sentiment towards elements of Sustainable Pork
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The Sustainable Pork ® Farm 330 sows on 108 acres
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course ANSC 443 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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