Porcine Palazzio

The VivaVine: Volume #4, No. 4; Sept./Oct., 1995

A mammoth size hog farm is now under construction in Dalhart, Texas. Dubbed a "porcine palazzio" by a Bloomberg wire service story, the sprawling plant is to one day have an ultimate capacity of a million animals. News about the mega factory farm, owned by Premium Standard Farms, came out recently when construction on it was halted. Other factory farms already out there have glutted the market with hogs, driving prices down. Down so low that not enough profits can be made for even a "palazzio" to go into business.

Hog prices are expected to remain low until the trend for small, inefficient hog farmers to go out of business plays itself out. When the shakeout is over, prices will move up and massive facilities like Premium's will be able to open up and be the order for the day.

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