Productivity increase for GB herds
31st Mar 2018 / By Alistair Driver
GB breeding herds produced almost an extra pig per sow in 2017, according to the latest figures from Agrosoft.
The overall GB average of 25.8 pigs weaned/sow/year was 0.9% up on the 2016 figure and well above the average annual improvement of 0.5 recorded over the previous five years.
Indoor herds averaged 27 pigs weaned/sow/year, up by 0.7 on 2016, with the top 10% averaging 31. But for the second consecutive year, this growth was outpaced by the improvement in outdoor herds, which produced an extra 1.2 pigs/sow/year to reach an average of 24. The top 10% achieved in excess of 27.
For more on this story, see Pig World