Finishing Capacity: Finishing Strong
Optimizing Finishing Capacity means balancing production efficiency with marketing effectiveness in a way that maximizes total system profitability. It means taking high quality weaned pigs and finishing them efficiently, consistently and quickly. Optimizing Finishing Capacity is finishing strong. We publish monthly a series of short articles discussing factors that influence system profitability. The influencing key success factors are:
Improved Cost Efficiency
There are many ways to reduce cost. We look at ways to reduce costs and increase margins. For instance improving feed efficiency genetically, increasing the proportion of full potential pigs in a system and increasing the proportion of low-maintenance pigs.
Feed efficiency is an integral part of Hypor’s balanced breeding philosophy. Read about the tools at our disposal as a genetics company and how we use them in the article Feed Efficiency.
Full Potential Pigs
Full Potential Pigs are higher margin pigs. Improve the percentage of full potential pigs in your system. How? Read Full Potential Pigs.
Low Maintenance Pigs
Low Maintenance Pigs are easy to manage and save money. Our breeding goal results in pigs that require less management and labor. Read how genetics and environmental factors can influence this in our article on Low Maintenance Pigs.
There is something to be said for easy to manage, low-maintenance pigs. Robust and durable, pigs that can thrive in challenging environments can save producers a lot of money. By the time animals reach finishing there is already a lot invested in them. What is the true cost of animals falling out at heavy weights? How much extra are we spending to get weaker animals to market? In these articles we demonstrate the value of user-friendly pigs.
In challenged environments, more robust pigs adapt better to changes in the feed program, their accommodations and the climate. They are easier to manage, grow faster, exhibit better feed utilization, require less veterinary and/or pharmaceutical intervention, and are more likely to make it to market as a full potential pig. The economic impact is significant. Read Robustness
As we explore the physiological limits of the growing pig, we find ourselves in a similar situation encountered by the broiler industry some time ago. The improvement in protein deposition potential of the modern finisher pig to higher weights is increasingly bringing to the table the question of finisher pig durability. Read more about Durability
To start with a simple statement: Intervention in the finishing phase costs serious money. It involves labor, expertise and means. The more durable and robust the finishing pigs, naturally the fewer reasons there are for intervention. Read Low Intervention
High efficiency and high performance – you can have both! Fast growing, uniform with predictable performance, throughput efficient pigs help optimize pig flow and maximize facility turnover. We show you more about these topics and their effect on Finishing Capacity and total system profitability.