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3.2 Piglets Per Sow More Than National Average in Brazil

by 5m Editor
21 November 2013, at 7:55am

BRAZIL - In 2012, Brazilian farms with TOPIGS genetics weaned 29.5 piglets per sow per year. This is 3.2 piglets more than the national average.

The 25 top herds with TOPIGS genetics weaned 30.4 piglets per sow per year. TOPIGS sows produced 13.0 liveborn and 12.0 weaned piglets per litter. The average for Brazil was 12.2 liveborn and 11.2 weaned piglets per litter.

The high production combined with the low preweaning mortality, shows the craftsmanship of our Brazilian clients to unlock the high genetic potential of TOPIGS sows. The TOPIGS balanced breeding approach results in sows with high fertility, excellent mothering abilities, and vigorous, strong piglets.

More data can be found in the table below.

Results with TOPIGS genetics in Brazil (2012)
25 best farms with TOPIGSAverage TOPIGSAverage Brazil*
Number of herds 25 45 833
Number of sows 26,384 53,990 525,000
Piglets weaned/sow/year 30.4 29.5 26.3
Weaned piglets/litter 12.3 12.0 11.2
Preweaning piglet mortality (%) 6.9 7.7 8.2
Liveborn piglets/litter 13.2 13.0 12.2
Repeated services (%) 3.0 3.7 7.9
Farrowing rate (%) 93.5 93.2 86.4
*source Agriness 2012-2013