New breeding herd calculator for pig producers
In a press release yesterday, the British Pig Executive
(BPEX) has announced that it has developed a new Breeding Herd Calculator to
avert unexpected results arising from changes made within a pig unit.
Launched to complement the Feeding Herd Calculator, this new breeding
calculator device will enable producers to estimate the effects of changes in
sow productivity, feed and other costs on the net margin per weaner sold for
growing and finishing.
Developed by Dr Pinder Gill, BPEX pig
technical manager, it is a useful tool for example, at times when feed costs are
high, to estimate reductions in losses through lower costs and improved sow
According to Gill, "it is an important management tool,
indicating what will happen when changes are made and will assist the producer
in finding the best solution while acknowledging market
â€¢ British Pig Executive
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