**Basic biological requirements for growing
pigs - US Example**

Place a 1 in the top red box to determine the calculation method - either using the weight of the pig or the age of the pig

Next indicate the weight or age of the pig under question. Measurements under SI units

Assumptions:

Water | Water intake is 1 litre per 10 kg | ||||||||||

Feed | Feed intake is 4% of body weight | ||||||||||

Floor | Floor requirement is based on NPB recommendations | ||||||||||

Growth rate is = -0.6971*x4+16.089*x3-131.04*x2+529.68*x-211.25 where x=(age in weeks-2)/2 | |||||||||||

Transport | |||||||||||

Air |