The world’s pig farmers are warning of a shortage of bacon and pork next year because pig feed has become unaffordable following disastrous growing and harvesting weather. Governments are becoming increasingly concerned.
BPEX 2TS provides its feed crisis advice:
Be tempted to scrimp on feed quantity or quality
Cut back on vaccination programmes to save cost
Keep pigs back and cause stocking density problems or shortage of feed/drinker space
Stop buying gilts in
Keep the culling rate up to maintain an efficient herd
Consider reducing slaughter weight to reduce cost of production through enhanced feed conversion ratio
Speak to your nutritionist to ensure optimal diet specifications and feeding strategies
Consider bulk buying feed to reduce load costs
Consider feeding co-products BUT speak to a nutritionist first
Look for wastage areas - are hoppers/feeders set correctly to reduce feed loss through the slats
Check feed storage - are bags being left where rodents can access it?
Clean feed bins to avoid mould and the feed becoming unusable
Use our simple feed cost calculator and guide
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Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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