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The cost of empty days

Do you know what an 'empty' day costs you? If not, try using this equation to work it out..

Cost per sow-day =

Total annual breeding herd expenditure / (productive sows x 365)

Cost of reproductive failure =

Cost per sow-day X empty days per annum / pigs born alive (sold) per sow per year

Myself and Colin spent some time discussing the financial impact of empty days and wanted to provide a simple way to quantify the cost.

Click on 'Comments' below to let us know if what you calculate is similar or different to what you expected.

There's also more information and advice in 2TS Action for Productivity 26 - Improving Key Peformance Indicators: Breeding Herd

By AHDBPork at 26 Jul 2011, 14:39 PM


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