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Prices put pork expansion plans on hold

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A pork producer says while he would like to expand, several factors are causing him to wait.

Tim Kruithoff farms about 2,700 acres of row crops and finishes 25,000 market hogs annually with his family in West Michigan.

“With the prices being not necessarily friendly, it’s kind of controlled the growth plus the other thing that’s controlling growth is the cost of building. inflation costs, and interest costs,” he explains.

Kruithoff tells Brownfield eventually the family plans to increase its sow production in Indiana to bring the next generation into the farm business.

Prices put pork expansion plans on hold