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Strategies for the optimisation of finishing places

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Research partners: Harper Adams University

Sponsors: AHDB Pork

Duration: 2014–2015 

Aims and objectives

  • To improve the efficiency of pig production in the final finisher phase by having clear strategies for pen emptying
  • To determine daily live weight gain, food conversion ratio and daily feed intake for groups of finisher pigs from 70-100kg live weight
  • To investigate the effects of drawing pigs for slaughter from a pen on the performance of the remaining pigs
  • To devise a spreadsheet for an optimal management system. 

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