The impact of the season on the farm's performance


The heat of the summer has a predictable impact on the performance of a pig farm.

Summer infertility and abortion syndrome has been under constant investigation for years, with little real understanding of the whole causal mechanisms.  However, treatment is fairly simple - breed more animals.

However, many farms use the size of the sow herd as a fundamental performance monitoring parameter.  The effect of seasons are dramatic on these farms.

The spreadsheet try's to illustrate these factors:

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Seasonal infertility

Note when you are considering your pig flow, the minimum number of finishing rooms should equal the number required in the summer