BPEX has published outline guidance on strategic de-stocking and reviewing slaughter weight decisions for producers who for financial or other reasons are contemplating the decision to cease production.
Partial or complete de-population of a pig unit is often considered as a possible route to an improvement in health status, combined with strategic medication and/or re-population from a high-health source (ie often referred to as de-pop/re-pop). That type of exercise has many options and can only be fully assessed on an individual unit basis, and is not within the scope of this factsheet, which is intended solely as outline guidance for producers who for financial or other reasons are contemplating the decision to cease production.
Click here to read the factsheet.
September, 19 2012 - BPEX/ UK