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The problem of constipated barns economics and throughput

Posted in: Pork Insight Articles, Production by admin on July 31, 2017

This presentation discusses how to maintain efficiency and throughput in a barn. The summary of this presentation is as follows:

  • There appears to be no advantage to sorting pigs into the finisher, In fact there may be growth performance benefits to not not sorting.
  • Use seasonal variations to your advantage
    • Plan ahead for decreased growth rate in summer
  • Asses optimum marketing weights
  • Maintain health
  • Be mindful of sick pen use
  • Use marketing to reduce stocking density
  • Do not waste time on things that make little to no impact

The problem of constipated barns economics and throughput

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