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.
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