One observation is that in general the top third of producers increased the gap between themselves and the average producer. For example, for indoor breeding herds, the top third produced three per cent more pigs per sow per year at 26.4 pigs while the average producer improved by one per cent to 23.0 pigs. In outdoor herds pre-weaning mortality declined three per cent for top third producers although the average producer mortality increased four per cent.
Rearing and Finishing Units
Daily liveweight gains were notably lower in 2010 compared with a year earlier. Top third producers achieved 676g per day compared with 721g in 2009. The above just encapsulates a few snippets from all the information available. If you would like to view the results please visit the BPEX website at the link below. There, you can compare top 10%, top third and average producers, you can enter your own information against the industry averages and you can also download the information to keep on file with your own records.