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ACMC Tip: Beware ‘Parity Drift’

by 5m Editor
15 February 2010, at 9:36am

UK - In the last few years a significant number of producers have restocked or expanded their herds through organic growth.

In these situations it is very important to keep a close eye on parity distribution since, over time, there tends to be a drift towards keeping older, less productive sows, says Paul Thompson, veterinary consultant to pig-breeding company ACMC Ltd.

Gilt inputs should therefore be carefully planned to ensure that there is no need to keep old sows to make up the service targets.