Dead pig costs

The costs associated with a dead pig can be tremendous, especially when the pig dies on its way to slaughter or is condemned at slaughter.  At this point all the pig was carrying a lot of costs and its value became nil.

To appreciate the costs of the dead pig the following table can be used as an example. 

The costs are using approximate Au$ costs for 2008


Causes of sudden death in wean to finish pigs

Pig Attrition throughout the production cycle


You can put your own data in the yellow boxes below to provide a guide to the costs of a dead pig:

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Download the excel spreadsheet

Using the original data, graphics can be made to illustrate the various costs