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Garth Pig Stockmanship Standards

Pig Farm Costs - and example of pig farm running costs in the UK

Section: Stockmanship Standards

Farm Inputs and Outputs

These figures are intended to give an outline of the major areas income and expenditure of managing a pig farm in the UK. The figures are based on the Pig Management Yearbook and the MLC 1995-1996

Farm Output
? Per sow (£) % of total output % Change from 95
Sows and boars 60 4 0
Feeding herd 1409 96 0
Total sales 1469 100 ?

Farm Costs
? ? Per sow (£) % of total output % Change from 95
Variable costs (feed)
Adult 190 14 +1
Piglet 4 0.3 -0.1
Feeding herd 588 43 +3
Total 782 58 +3.9
Variable costs (other)
Animal purchases 78 6 +1
Veterinary 22 1.6 +0.1
Medicine 18 1.3 +0.2
Transport 14 1 0
Electricity/gas 35 2.6 +0.1
Water 7 0.5 +0.1
Straw/bedding 10 0.7 +0.2
Miscellaneous 19 1.4 +0.4
Total 203 15.1 +2.1
Fixed costs
Labour 194 14 +2
Repairs 46 3 +1
Other 132 10 -10
Total 372 27 -7
Total Costs 1357 100 ??

Per 1995-96 Net margin (PIC Pig Management yearbook)
Per sow + £140.04 (95' -£62.43)
Per pig sold + £6.93 (95' -£3.05)
Guide costs: Feed is the most important cost, 60-70% of total, depending on farm Dry sows eat 50p of food per day An empty day (post-35 day in pig), costs around £3.00 per day Each additional day in the finishing house costs 20p per day per pig


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