hog-corn ratio


hog-corn ratio
 The ratio of the price received for a hog to the price of its primary input, corn. Developed by Dr. Earl O. Heady, the hog-corn ratio is used to determine whether it is more profitable to sell the corn or feed it to the hog.

American business jargon. 2014.

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