The British Pig Executive has created an online feed crisis center in response to the increase in grain prices, which are having a dramatic impact on the cost of production for pig farmers, according to the organization.
The site includes links that will help producers find ways to minimize the effects of high prices, as well as "do's" and "don'ts" for maintaining a profitable business. Among the tips are:
- Don't be tempted to scrimp on feed quantity or quality.
- Don't cut back on vaccination programs to save cost.
- Do keep the culling rate up to maintain an efficient herd.
- Do speak to your nutritionist to ensure optimal diet specifications and feeding strategies.
Further information is also provided for those producers in need.