corn–hog ratio

noun

Definition of corn–hog ratio

  1. :  a measure of the relative profitability of producing market pork at different times expressed as the number of bushels of maize equal in market value to 100 pounds of live hogs a profitable corn-hog ratio is 11:1 or higher

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up corn–hog ratio? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!