118 ac Permitted Hog Farm for Sale in Nash County NC! A previous sow farm this operation has two permitted lagoons and can be converted to a ween to finish operation. Additional pasture acreage doubles as a spray field and includes two double wide trailers for housing farm labor.
118 ac Permitted Hog Farm for Sale in Nash County NC! Previously operated as a "sow" farm this operation has two permitted lagoons and can be converted to a "ween to finish" operation. Upgrades have been bid out and are available upon request. The lagoon capacity can support 3765 "ween to finish" hogs on a 6 month rotation. Additional acreage is included for pasture land and as a spray field, all spraying equipment is included.
The farm consists of several large flush style parlors, and a newer 1200 animal "slat" style building which can be upgraded to accommodate the new "ween to finish" model. The potential for long term contracts can be arranged with Smithfield if the necessary upgrades are made. This operation is immediately ready for conversion.
Hog farming represents an integral part of the broader industry that entails the rearing, butchering, processing, and selling of hogs, known as the pork production industry. Pork production consists of six separate stages: research and development, hog farming, meat processing, finishing and packaging, product distribution, and retail. For North Carolina, hog farming itself is the most important of these value chain links. North Carolina firms participate in all stages of raising hogs. Astoundingly, hog farming in North Carolina is valued at well more than US $1 billion.
Leading the way in the hog farming industry are vast corporations that utilize vertical integration to maintain quality and oversee all aspects in production. As a result of the consolidation within the hog farming industry, six major vertically integrated pork-producing companies have emerged as industry leaders. The competition North Carolina firms have is mostly with the three other states that concentrate on hog farming albeit all of the top producing firms have farms in multiple states.
Another key trend and a contributing factor to the number and size of North Carolinas hog farms deals with the environmental management of the industry. Originally, waste from hog farming was allowed to be stored in lakes, called lagoons; material from the lagoons was then sprayed onto fields that contained crops. This created an economically feasible development for farmers, allowing them to raise hogs and grow crops on the same farm.
This property is shown by appointment only and are reserved for serious inquiries from experienced livestock farmers and growers. Proof of financial suitability may be required prior to scheduling.
For more information on this and other Land for Sale in Nash County NC call BILLY MCOWEN at 252-305-6720.
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