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.
Although many hog producers indicated they would increase sows farrowing, PED virus losses will more than offset those gains
Ramon Jimenez offers 21 years of experience in pig industry
The Rotecna Swing R3 Tube has
been developed in models for weaning pigs and fattening pigs. The Rotecna Swing
R3 Tube for weaning,takes into
account the physical characteristics of animals at weaning (6-30 kg).
New GB All Pigs Price will replace existing Deadweight Average Pig Price
Researcher Teng Lim is working with biofilters to reduce odor, dust and gas emissions from typical swine operations
Rabobank quarterly report shows outlook for first half of 2014 is steady, despite unknown impact of PEDV
Iowa Swine Day 2014
IPPE expected to exceed 450,000 net square feet with more than 28,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors
USDA program gives small state-inspected meat and poultry processors the option to ship products bearing an official USDA mark of inspection
There are no good or bad pig genetics. It's all about market preference.
Given the antimicrobial activity of organic acids, the question is sometimes asked about the compatibility of organic acids with probiotics.
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