Are you still giving up $20 per head?
Over the last two newsletters, we shared with you that the average producer is giving up $20 per head between performance and loading of pigs. That means some producers are giving up less while others are giving up more. Don't you owe it to yourself to find out where you are? If you have contract growers or multiple supervisors knowing how they perform within your system is important to you and to them.
Another component of the growing pig program looks at the feed, the amount per head sold, per pound of gain, average daily intake, feed costs per head, per hundredweight of gain, and average daily feed intake costs. With feed cost being the biggest component of the growing pig it is important to know where you are how and how that compares to a large number of closeouts outside of your system as well.