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TOPIGS sows weaned average 28.1 piglets each in 2010

TOPIGS piglets had an average mortality rate of 11.9%, compared to 12.1% in 2009 and 2008.
Written June 2, 2011

Data gathered from 748 Dutch farms, 337,000 sows

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.

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