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Physical performance important to producer returns

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New analysis shows that differences in herd performance are having a big impact on returns to producers.

Differences in physical performance between top and bottom performing pig breeders could be worth over £300 per sow each year. For finishers, the gap might be around £20 per pig. These are among the findings from new analysis looking at how variations in performance between producers affect returns. The analysis also shows that even last year, one of the better recent years for producers, around 15% of producers may have had negative margins.

To read about the analysis in more detail, click here.