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Outdoor Breeding Herd

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Outdoor breeding herd Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Please note that the individual traits may not always be related as all units may not have recorded all traits


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“Performance measures are ranked on pigs weaned per sow per year. As a result the top 10% of the sample do not always return the best results for each performance measure (KPI)”

Key Performance Indicators

KPITop 10 PercentTop 1/3AverageMy performance
Pigs weaned per sow per year27.6826.48N/A
Replacement rate (%)48.5544N/A
Parity 1 animals (%)31.0625.05N/A
Sow and Gilt mortality (%)5.565.67N/A
Farrowing rate (%)88.887.64N/A
Non-productive days13.1713.37N/A
Litters per sow per year2.352.35N/A
Pigs born alive per litter13.0412.54N/A
Pigs born dead per litter0.610.51N/A
Total pigs born per litter13.6913.07N/A
Total pigs born alive per sow per year30.6229.43N/A
Pre-weaning mortality (%)9.529.93N/A
Pigs weaned per litter11.7811.29N/A
Average weaned weight per piglet (kg)7.917.78N/A
Average weaning age (days)26.2726.12N/A
Sow feed per sow per year (tonnes)1.181.31N/A
Productive females677777N/A

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Source: Agrosoft