Physical performance improvements stall
As reported recently, the estimated cost of pig production in the third quarter of 2015 was little changed from the previous three months. Although prices for feed and other inputs play a big part in determining production costs, physical performance also contributes.
Prior to this year, breeding herd productivity had improved for four consecutive years, with two more pigs weaned per sow in 2014 than in 2010. Latest figures from Agrosoft suggest progress in this area, and other aspects of physical performance, may have stalled over the last year.
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