Farm size with the seasons

In a batching farm the farm size needs to vary to stablise production.

This variation occurs in the adult herd - associated with the seasonal changes in farrowing rate

The variation occurs in the finishing herd - associated with growth rate changes

 

Change the numbers in the yellow boxes to accommodate your own farm.
Note this model is only a guide.

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Batching

Pig Flow

Seasonal effects on reproduction

Finishing effect of temperature on intake -

      (which can be estimated at 1g growth rate lost per C above comfort temperature per kg bodyweight per day)

Impact of gilts on finishing performance

Yield of meat with seasons