Finishing pigs

From uniformity to marketing returns, find out how you can improve finishing pig performance.

Counting the cost

For weaners and finishers, feed is the highest single cost for each pig (about 65% of total cost). Labour and buildings combined are, typically, the next highest, at about 20% of total costs. Ensuring your pigs use feed efficiently and grow quickly through both stages is important for securing a competitive net margin.

Consider these key performance indicators:

  • Daily liveweight gain
  • Feed conversion ratio
  • Post-weaning mortality

Please see the following pages for further information on finishing and selection:

Uniformity in finished pigs

Marketing return from finished pigs

Killing-out percentage