TOPIGS piglets had an average mortality rate of 11.9%, compared to 12.1% in 2009 and 2008.
Pig farms with TOPIGS sows weaned an average of 28.1 piglets per sow in 2010, according to results from a sow management system linked to TOPIGS.
Data was gathered from 748 Dutch farms with a total of nearly 337,000 sows. The top 10% of farms achieved 30.9 weaned piglets per sow per year. At the same time, mortality of the piglets has fallen slightly and the average piglet mortality is 11.9%, down from both 2009 and 2008 (12.1%). For the top 10% of farms the mortality rate was 10.4%.
Ninety farms (12% of the total) weaned more than 30 piglets per sow per year. The best farm weaned 33.3 piglets per sow per year.
While Canadian hog and pig inventory is up, the most recent pig crop is down with fewer sows farrowing
Amid ban on meat and poultry products from other countries, Russia tells BRF it can resume trade but must follow ractopamine rules
Goal is to explore approaches to help US pork meet growing international consumer demand
World Trade Organization expected to release its ruling to the public in late September or October
Third quarter of 2014 is the largest in terms of Danish pig production since 2011
With two companies now one, Hillshire Brands common stock will cease trading
As part of an agreement reached with US Department of Justice, Tyson will let go of boars, outs and sows business to proceed with acquisition of Hillshire Brands
With European pig and pork prices lower than those in US, Asian countries are taking advantage of lower costs
All suppliers of company’s animal-derived products will have to comply with tougher standards
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