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Avoid Performance Drop

by 5m Editor
27 October 2008, at 9:13am

UK - Performance of the 2nd parity sow can be disappointing and badly affect the breeding herd performance average, according to the British Pig Executive (BPEX).

This can lead to high return rates and subsequently early culling of young sows, BPEX says in its latest weekly newsletter.

This will affect the profitability of a herd with a decrease in output and an increase in gilt expenses as well as influencing the general staff morale.

BPEX is running a series of open workshops this autumn aimed at producers and stock people focusing on management of the 1st and 2nd parity sow with the team from ABN/ Primary Diets presenting the latest information on feeding strategies. All meetings are PIPR registered.

5m Editor