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.
College students will share their stories about the pork industry through social media
International Finance Corporation awards loan to Smithfield, enabling company to grow pig operations in Romania
Reicks View Farms intends to grow sows into maturity at proposed farm, then ship them to Iowa facilities
US Sen. Debbie Stabenow sees voluntary country of origin labeling as a good alternative to repealing current COOL laws
Cobiporc and Amelis Porc-Evolution will unite to form new pig cooperative known as YXIA
IMV Technologies hosts third reproduction seminar in Deauville, France
President Vladimir Putin signs order to extend ban on products from US, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway
Pure Pig Genetics will have European-based herd of 600 to 700 sows
NPPC president discusses the industry’s proactive stance on combating antimicrobial resistance
The benefits of all-in, all-out systems have been well-documented in terms of health and biosecurity. However, there are downsides in terms of practical and economic management.
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