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Industry Benchmarks

The Checkoff’s Pork Industry Productivity Analysis provides data that documents the productivity of the U.S. pork industry. The information mined from analysis of the data is intended to benefit all producers, helping them improve productivity at the farm level. These industry benchmarks can be used by producers to identify areas where they can make improvements in management to rapidly improve profitability.

The analysis of the data also helps the Pork Checkoff, academics and funding agencies identify research funding areas that are likely to have the greatest impact on productivity. The full report, including all tables and graphs, can be found at www.pork.org/animalscience.

 

Average Conventional Finisher Productivity
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Mortality (%) 4.48 5.03 5.04 5.78 5.53 5.34
Finishing Weight (lbs.) 271.5 269.2 272.1 279.7 277.4 272.8
Days in Finisher 122.7 121.5 122.8 124.1 121.4 119.2
Average Daily Gain (lbs.) 1.81 1.81 1.81 1.85 1.85 1.86
Feed Conversion 2.71 2.68 2.66 2.7 2.69 2.69

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Average Wean-to-Finish Productivity
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Mortality (%) 6.33 6.39 6.88 7.77 8.34 7.52
Finishing Weight (lbs.) 273.6 270.1 274 285.3 281.2 279.0
Days in Finisher 166.4 164.3 165.3 169.5 167.1 164.5
Average Daily Gain (lbs.) 1.57 1.57 1.58 1.61 1.61 1.62
Feed Conversion 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.61 2.58 2.54

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Average Sow Farm Productivity
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pigs/Mated Sow/Year 24.1 23.9 23.7 22.2 23.4 23.6
Litters/Mated Sow/Year 2.33 2.31 2.3 2.26 2.27 2.28
Total Born 13.4 13.4 13.6 13.5 13.5 13.7
Stillborn and Mummies 1.24 1.17 1.14 1.21 1.35 1.32
Number Born Alive 12.1 12.3 12.4 12.3 12.1 12.4
Number Weaned 10.2 10.3 10.2 9.7 10 10.2
Pre-weaning Mortality (%) 15.5 15.5 17.3 20.5 17.4 17.3
Weaning Weight (lbs.) 13.1 13.2 13.4 13.6 13.9 13.9
Weaning Age (days) 20.9 21.5 21.9 21.7 22 22.1

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Average Nursery Farm Productivity
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Mortality (%) 4.32 3.8 3.87 5.47 5.22 4.58
Exit Weight (lbs.) 50.3 50.7 50.9 51.8 53.5 51.5
Days in Nursery 46 46 45.4 46.4 48.1 45.2
Average Daily Gain (lbs.) 0.81 0.82 0.83 0.83 0.82 0.84
Feed Conversion 1.53 1.48 1.48 1.51 1.54 1.53

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Conventional Finisher, Wean-to-Finish and Nursery Productivity
Top 25%, top 25% and average% of producers
Conventional Finisher Wean-to-Finish Nursery
Top 25% Avg. Bottom 25% Top 25% Avg. Bottom 25% Top 25% Avg. Bottom 25%
Exit Weight (lbs.) 281.6 272.8 263.9 288.7 279.0 269.2 59.2 51.5 43.2
Mortality (%) 4.49 5.34 6.33 5.22 7.52 10.56 3.62 4.58 5.84
Average Daily Gain (lbs.) 2.07 1.86 1.63 1.77 1.62 1.46 0.98 0.84 0.68
Feed Conversion (F:G) 2.54 2.69 2.82 2.45 2.54 2.61 1.49 1.53 1.58

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Sow Farm Productivity
Top 10%, top 25% and bottom 25% of producers
Top 25% Avg. Bottom 25%
Pigs/Mated Sow/Year 28.2 23.6 18.6
Litters/Mated Sow/Year 2.53 2.28 1.99
Total Born 14.0 13.7 13.5
Stillborn and Mummies 1.18 1.32 1.51
Number Born Alive 12.8 12.4 12.0
Number Weaned 11.1 10.2 9.4
Pre-weaning Mortality % 13.2 17.3 21.4
Weaning Weight (lbs.) 13.0 13.9 14.4
Weaning Age (days) 20.5 22.1 23.3

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