New Index Includes More Sow Parity Data

Ketchem, Ron; Rix, Mark
May 2013
National Hog Farmer Expert Blog;5/13/2013, p4
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The authors discuss the creation of an updated Executive Summary and Production Index for Swine Management Services (SMS) subscribers that includes more data on parity performance. The benchmarking program's ranking of swine farms from number 1 to number 800 based on the calculation of pigs weaned/mated female/year (PW/MF/Y) is mentioned. The elevated importance of the calculation total born/mated female/year (TB/MF/Y) to ensure farms are maximizing benefits from genetic improvement is cited.


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