Monthly Archives: April 2019

How to optimize cost of feed per pound of gain?

Provided by National Hog Farmer | Written by: Will Fombelle, DVM | April 2019   Oftentimes while summarizing a wean-to-finish closeout report, most producers will center their attention around metrics such as percent Grade A pigs, average daily gain and feed conversion rate. These metrics are very important to a producer’s bottom line; however a finishing production metric that does not get much publicity or attention is the “cost of feed per pound of gain.” When we compare “feed conversion rate” and “cost of feed

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