Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Importance of Improving Food Conversion Efficiency

  UNDERSTANDING THE ECONOMIC SIGNIFICANCE OF FCE       The range in F.C.E. from 40 – 110kg on commercial farms varies greatly from 2.4 – 2.9. This equates to 0.5 F.C.E or 500g of feed per kg live weight gain: costs €9/pig. view more

Focus on Milking Ability – Maternal Line Index 2

Dr Patrick Varley Over the last 10 years there has been a substantial increase in the prolificacy of sows resulting in increased litter size. This is largely due to breeding companies intensively selecting for this trait and prioritising it in their breeding programs. However we view more