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UNDERSTANDING THE COST OF IDLE SOWS

Updated: Jun 3, 2021

As the cost of production for raising pigs increases in Canada, producers need to look for more opportunity to reduce their costs to meet slim margins. Non-productive days (NPDs) for sows is, by definition, those days when a female is not pregnant or lactating. This would include days from arrival on farm to breeding, wean-to-first service days, breed-to-return days, and days from weaning or breeding to culling or death. We need to be careful when comparing NPDs across farms as different metrics are used, mainly how gilts are entered into a herd (age, isolation, time of breeding, gestating or not, etc.).


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