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Garth Pig Stockmanship Standards

Daily Feed Intake

Section: Stockmanship Standards

Daily Feed Intake


Daily Feed Intake
Age of Pig Weight Daily Liveweight Food Consumption FCR
Weeks Day (kg) Gain (g/day) (g) ?
4 28 7 215 280 1.3
6 42 12.5 395 500 1.3
8 56 21.3 630 852 1.4
10 70 30.5 660 1220 1.8
12 84 40.5 715 1620 2.3
14 98 51.5 800 2100 2.6
16 112 65 965 2600 2.7
18 126 80 1000 3200 3.2
20 140 95 1100 3800 3.4
22 154 110 1100 4000 3.6

Notes:
A pig eats approximately 4% of its body weight per day
Value of improving daily gain by 1g = 5 pence
Improving FCR by 0.01 = 20 pence per pig
Value of improving killing out % by 0.1% = 10 pence


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Buy Pig Stockmanship Standards Extracted from Garth Pig Stockmanship Standards*
written by Dr John Carr.

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*Published by 5M Enterprises Limited

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