TITLE

New Index Includes More Sow Parity Data

AUTHOR(S)
Ketchem, Ron; Rix, Mark
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
National Hog Farmer Expert Blog;5/13/2013, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Blog Entry
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
88034231

 

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