<%@LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.3"%> Swine Health Management - Feed  
   

Feeding Space Allowance

  • Check feeders to ensure no wastage of food.
  • Check below slats for waste feed.
  • Note: Feed accounts for about 70% of total cost.
  Trough/hopper length/pig
Weight of pig (kg) Restrict feed mm Ad lib feed mm
5 100 75
10 130 33
15 150 38
35 200 50
60 240 60
90 280 70
120 300 75
Sow 400  (460 Canada) N/A

Calculating feed space required

30 cm (12") single-space feeders allow
15 finishing pigs per hopper.

Trough fed pigs sufficient feeding space for all pigs to feed simultaneously (IE: 1.1 x shoulder width x number of pigs.


RSPCA Recommendations:

  • 6 pigs per feed space when using a dry feeder with no full head barriers between each feeding place.
  • 10 pigs per feed place where there are full head barriers.
  • 14 pigs per feed space where there is the opportunity to mix water with the feed (wet and dry feeders).

Shoulder Width Sizes

Weight (kg) Shoulder width (cm) Feeder space (cm)
1.1 X shoulder
10 12.8 14.1
30 19.3 21.3
50 23.4 25.8
70 26.6 29.3
90 29.2 32.1
110 31.5 34.7

 

Insufficient feeder space