Importance of Efficient Feed Conversion

by 5m Editor
6 December 2012, at 9:37am

UK - In these times of high feed prices one of the biggest drivers of financial efficiency is feed conversion ratio.

With feed conversion rate costed by BPEX at around 32.90 per 0.1 improvement in FCR per finished pig, there are major savings to be made from targeting this area, says Paul Thompson, veterinary consultant to pig-breeding company, ACMC.

Ensuring the right terminal sire is being used is essential and this should be discussed by producers with their breeding stock supplier. It may be possible when buying semen to nominate individual boars within the stud which have the greatest influence on this trait.