Browse the pig producer case studies and technical reports below, which share best practice in Precision Production. The producers are EU PiG Ambassadors and winners of the annual EU PiG Grand Prix, who have focused on one of the specific Precision Production challenges chosen by the industry each year.
A network of experts forming the EU PiG Precision Production Thematic Group consolidates existing industry knowledge and validates the best practice identified through the EU PiG Grand Prix.
This theme is about adopting more innovative technologies and practices to improve productivity.
The number of piglets produced per sow has increased by 2%, from 15.5 to 15.8, through a system that focuses on a high standard of care throughout the breeding herd on Theo’s farm.
Danish producer Stovgaard is using a data monitoring system to record real time biological data, including water and feed intake and weights.
Farrow-to-finish producer David Goodier has reduced production costs per piglet by 4.9% through a system which monitors gilts at strategic points during their first cycle
De Hoeve Innovatie, a rearing and finishing business, has improved pig health and growth rates using a daily manure removal system.
Improved pig health and productivity, along with lower antibiotic consumption and costs, are the results of using a water purification system and ensuring adequate access to water.
Farmer Aage Lauritzen of Denmark has achieved a 5% increase in daily live weight gain and reduced total production costs, since investing in a weighing system to record growing and fattening pigs’ live weight on a weekly basis. The information is used to monitor pigs’ growth, so he can compare it with the expected growth and then choose the appropriate feed mix.