Topigs: 25.7 weaned pigs/sow/year in 2006
Sows from Dutch pig breeding organisation Topigs weaned on average 25.7 pigs
per year in the Netherlands last year.
The company gathered the technical results of 768 farms with in total almost
290,000 sows. The results shows an average of 12.5 live-born piglets per litter.
The number of piglets weaned per litter is 10.9.
In 2005 the average
weaned per sow was 25.1 piglets. This means the production went up by 0.6 piglet
per sow per year.
The 10% best farms
achieved a production of 28.6 piglets weaned per sow per year in
In 2005 this was 28.0. In 2006 the average number of live
births per litter was 13.2. The number of piglets weaned per litter was
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