Swine it #47: Packing plants, live production, pig business, and COVID-19 - Dr Brad Freking

calendar icon 16 July 2020
clock icon 2 minute read

"[To survive major economic challenges], in my mind, producers should have about $100 per pig marketed annually of working capital capacity. If things get really bad, and I lose $50 per pig for 2 years, we will be OK."

-Dr Brad Freking-

What you will learn:⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Thoughts on WHO’s asymptomatic, presymptomatic COVID-19 cases;
  • How fast are the packing plants recovering and product mix change?
  • What swine professionals sometimes misunderstand about packing plants;
  • Handling economic challenges as a pig business and on having cash reserves;
  • Biggest challenges on mid/long-term for the industry;
  • Why now is the best time to get herd immunity to COVID-19;
  • Internal research results: share with others or keep it with you?
  • Thoughts on people, processes and systems: why our managers have a profit & loss statement;
  • Why the quest for the best feed efficiency from a nutrition standpoint does not make sense;
  • Pigs/Sow/Year vs. quality pigs delivered to the nursery.

Márcio Gonçalves

Founder of Swine it
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