This past week I spent some time reviewing the literature regarding the impact of weaning age on pig growth to slaughter weight. With profits returning to the swine industry, many producers are debating whether to invest in additional farrowing capacity … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2010
Weaned pig prices
Every Friday afternoon the USDA releases its weekly National Feeder Pig price report (http://www.ams.usda/gov/NW_LS255.txt). I’ve been tracking this report for many years now. In today’s report, the composite formula base delivered price for weaned pigs was $39.60 per pig (up … Continue reading
Christmas in May?
On Sunday morning at 5 am the outside temperature at my house was 28F and the ground was white with frost. This followed over 0.5 inches of rain on Friday. While everyone has been waiting for the one-last frost of … Continue reading
It’s hard work to do it right
Have you ever considered the level of detail that goes into a research project, whether it involves 24 pigs or 2400 pigs? In reality, the number of pigs doesn’t impact the detail, just that with more pigs, the complexity of … Continue reading