Although the term factory farm is commonly used, the majority of farms in Ohio – large or small scale – are run by farm families. Ohio ranks 8th in pork production in the nation.
Many family farms have chosen to incorporate as part of their business plan. However, family members are the ones that make business decisions and handle the day-to-day responsibilities on the farm.
There are many resources needed to raise pigs, such as: land, corn, soybeans, technology and labor – which means that barns and farms are bigger than they used to be. However, today’s developments in technology have enabled farms to be more efficient overall.