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Finisher Challenge – Anything Goes

by 5m Editor
14 June 2012, at 8:57am

UK - The 2TS Finisher Challenge is about reviewing current performance records to set targets for improvements.

Producers can either actively implement new strategies to improve performance or they might decide not to change anything and simply monitor what happens – it’s up to each producer.

All it takes to enter is to provide a set of data from anytime between 1 January 2012 and now, then another set on 31 September 2012.

  • Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR): Estimate this using the amount of feed purchased in relation to the number of liveweight kilograms sold.

  • Average Daily Gain (ADG): Weigh all pigs at every stage or, alternatively, select a room, a litter or 10-20 random pigs of various sizes to weigh just a sample of pigs at each stage.

  • Mortality: Count the number of pigs when they enter a room/building and then keep a record of how many go into the hospital pens, are streamed off, sold or die.
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