2016 pig performance summary

This past weekend MetaFarms released their performance summaries for the 2016 production year. For those unfamiliar with MetaFarms, this a private production record company based in Burnsville, MN. Data in their system comes from production facilities in the United States (primarily upper Midwest region) and Canada. In 2016, the performance data came from 15.0 million weaned pigs started in nurseries, 17.9 million pigs started on feed in finishing facilities and 5.5 million pigs weaned into single-stock wean-finish facilities. The data is based on groups of pigs that closed out their performance during the 2016 year. The data set also includes comparisons with groups closed out in 2014 and 2015.

The average start weight for nurseries was 12.9 lb while it was 13.2 lb for wean-finish. Sale weight was 278.8 lb from finishing facilities and 278.2 from wean-finish facilities. The out weight from nurseries was 53.4 lb and the in weight for finishers was 54.2 lb. The difference between these weights represents purchased pigs, pigs sold from nurseries, sort downs from double-stock wean-finish where finishing performance was recorded separately, etc.

For 2014, 2015 and 2016 nursery closeouts, ADG was 0.84, 0.86 and 0.85 lb/d with average days being 46.6, 47.3 and 47.5. Feed per gain was 1.62, 1.60 and 1.61 with feed cost of gain being $0.3431, $0.2902 and $0.2584. Death loss (as a % of pigs placed) was 3.60, 3.06 and 3.23.

For finishing closeouts in 2014, 2015 and 2016 ADG was 1.85, 1.87 and 1.89 lb/d with days on feed being 121.2, 119.6 and 117.7 days. Feed per gain was 2.87. 2.84 and 2.83 with feed cost of gain being $0.3438. $0.3019 and $0.2624. Death loss (as a % of pigs placed) was 4.40, 4.11 and 4.13%. Starting weights were 54.6, 53.6 and 54.2 lb with sale weights of 280.9, 279.8 and 278.8 lb.

For single-stock wean-to-finish, the ADG for the respective years was 1.59, 1.60 and 1.61 lb/d with days on feed being 168.5, 164.7 and 164.1 days. Feed per gain was 2.64, 2.60 and 2.60 with feed cost of gain being $0.3375, $0.2779 and $0.2681. Death loss (as a % of pigs placed) was 6.10%. 5.65% and 5.49%.

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