Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2001

Natural Pork Production

by Ray A. Goldberg and James M Beagle


An entrepreneurial hog farmer's creative use of contracts and capital structure drives very successful growth and returns in a depressed commodity industry.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Capital Structure; Futures and Commodity Futures; Credit Derivatives and Swaps; Goods and Commodities; Knowledge Use and Leverage; Contracts; Success; Consumer Products Industry;


Goldberg, Ray A., and James M Beagle. "Natural Pork Production." Harvard Business School Case 902-413, December 2001.