The University of Missouri Commercial Agriculture Swine Team has developed a new educational program to help boost the number of pigs retained and fed in Missouri.

The program features a computer CD, “The Contract Hog Finishing Toolbox,” that contains many tools for potential integrators and growers to use to build a successful relationship.

The toolbox includes tools for site selection, educational documents and spreadsheet decision aids.

For a copy of the toolbox, contact swine economist Ray Massey by phone (573) 884-7788 or e-mail masseyr@Missouri.edu.