The University of Missouri Swine Focus Team has developed a series of educational materials to educate producers on different types of pork production commonly found throughout the Midwest.

The Missouri Swine Enterprise Manual is an educational CD-ROM that includes an interactive cash-flow model with base-line economic considerations for 14 different operation scenarios.

The CD has an appendix that provides suggestions and recommendations to enhance pork production including: breeding, economics, genetics, herd health, nutrition, structures, ventilation and environmental nutrient management.

Cooperators on the project were the University of Missouri Commercial Agriculture Program; College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; and the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Cooperative Extension Program.

You can buy the CD for $100 through University of Missouri Extension Publications by calling (800) 292-0969 and requesting Extension publication MM102.

For more information about the manual, contact Marcia Carlson Shannon, swine nutrition specialist, at (573) 882-7859 or e-mail her at