Pig performance standards

At the American Association of Swine Veterinarians meeting, Dr Tom Stein presented data on ‘normal’ pig performance based on the closeouts of production systems using the MetaFarms data system. This data represents groups of growing pigs that were closed out from January 1, 2008 to the fall of 2011. The data base represents approximately 25,000 groups of pigs that used a common record system.

The data represents both US and Canadian producers and the presentation is the largest publicly available look at current North American performance. The data gives us chance to benchmark our production performance versus ‘normal’. Thanks to Dr Stein and MetaFarms for sharing these numbers with the industry.

Grow Wean
Item Nursery Finish Finish
In Wt, lb 12.9 54 13
Out wt, lb 53.8 264.8 264.8
ADG 0.89 1.75 1.53
F/G 1.58 2.95 2.67
Mortality 2.70% 3.90% 5.50%

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