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InterPIG 2010 Results

by 5m Editor
28 September 2011, at 12:00am

In 2010, most countries experienced higher feed costs, while countries such as France, the Netherlands and Ireland faced the opposite.

Introduction

This is the ninth year BPEX has been involved with InterPIG. For 2010, InterPIG has seen Canada and Czech Republic join the group. In addition the Brazilian member has provided a further typical dataset to best represent the differences experienced in Brazil. The two datasets represent pig production in the states of Santa Catarina (SC) and Mato Grosso (MT).

Costs of production

Table 1. Average costs of production in 2005 - 2010 (p/kg dw)
Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Austria 108.7 137.0 128.9 138.1 +7
Belgium 105.0 131.5 125.5 126.8 +1
Brazil (SC) 64.5 88.8 88.4 94.4 +7
Brazil (MT) na na na 87.2 na
Canada 101.6 130.9 128.7 141.3 +10
Czech na 189.4 163.4 183.4 +12
Denmark 95.4 127.2 125.5 120.6 -4
France 100.2 127.4 123.6 119.9 -3
Germany 109.4 139.1 137.4 130.8 -5
Great Britain 120.2 135.1 134.4 145.8 +9
Ireland 109.9 136.2 132.0 130.1 -1
Italy 125.8 150.6 154.8 153.5 -1
Netherlands 100.5 129.4 129.2 121.7 -6
Spain 106.6 130.9 128.4 121.4 -5
Sweden 116.4 146.2 131.5 147.9 +12
EU 108.9 140.0 134.6 136.7 +2

Within the final results available, roughly half of the countries experienced an increase in costs between 2009 and 2010 and half had a decrease in costs. Sweden had the largest increase in costs at 12 per cent due in the main to an 18 per rise in feed costs. Meanwhile the Netherlands returned the biggest decrease at six per cent and had a four per cent lower feed cost. The average change in production costs for the EU countries involved was two per cent higher in 2010 compared with 2009.


Figure 1 Percentage change in feed costs 2010/09

In 2010, most countries in InterPIG had higher feed costs with Canada reporting the greatest change at 20 per cent. However countries such as France, the Netherlands and Ireland experienced lower feed costs.

Table 2 Summary of physical performance 2010
AUS BEL BRZ (SC) BRZ (MT) CAN CZ DEN FR
Pigs sold per sow/year 21.96 23.29 23.16 24.05 20.63 18.18 26.24 25.07
Pigs weaned per litter 10.13 10.76 10.46 10.50 9.65 19.95 12.44 11.30
Litters/sow/year 2.28 2.31 2.31 2.39 2.25 n/a 2.26 2.35
Average carcase weight - Cold (kg) 93.4 90.6 87.9 85.7 92.5 84.5 81.4 89.1
Carcase meat production per sow/year (kg) 2051 2109 2036 2060 1908 1537 2135 2233
Lean meat production per sow/year (kg) 1239 1301 1175 1189 1145 845 1286 1350
GER GB IRE ITA NL SPA SWE AVE
EU
Pigs sold per sow/year 23.42 20.76 23.89 21.85 26.52 22.31 22.35 23.04
Pigs weaned per litter 10.74 9.78 10.82 10.18 11.62 10.26 10.60 11.64
Litters/sow/year 2.31 2.25 2.32 2.23 2.38 2.34 2.20 2.30
Average carcase weight - Cold (kg) 93.20 78.30 78.90 128.20 91.11 80.80 88.60 89.95
Carcase meat production per sow/year (kg) 2183 1626 1885 2802 2416 1803 1980 2071
Lean meat production per sow/year (kg) 1238 1008 1101 1317 1365 1045 1146 1190

Compared with 2009 over half of the group reported a reduction in post-weaning mortality with Sweden and Spain both returning a half a percentage point drop in mortality. In contrast Belgium experienced a 0.8 percentage point increase. A similar number also had an increase in daily liveweight gains for the finishing phase of production. In terms of carcase meat produced per sow per year, 11 out of the 14 datasets available (excluding Brazil (MT) produced more meat per sow in 2010 then the previous year.

September 2011