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We encourage you to take the time to read and digest this fact sheet.  The data collected demonstrates the savings possible when feed wastage is reduced.  Wastage is easily minimised when using modem adjustable feeders to their full potential.
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FEED WASTAGE
Rohan Wundke - Manager Technical Division
Agribusiness Products Pty Ltd / Provimi Australasia

Feed is the biggest single cost in a piggery. It accounts for around 60% of the total costs.  Feed costs per pig is made up to two factors, the feed cost ($ per tonne of feed) & the amount of feed used (Feed Conversion).  Feed costs are relatively fixed (dependant on ingredient prices) and can only really be fine tuned (i.e by using "The Lean Team" piggery model).  Feed conversion can be improved by many nutritional & management factors (again which the "Lean Team" can identify), but by far the easiest way to reduce this is to eliminate Feed Wastage.

Typical Industry Data
Average Daily Intake (Grower Feed) kg/head/day 1.5
Average Feed Cost (Grower) $/T 250
Number of pigs/drop tube pig 35
Feed Wastage % 5-20

 

Example - Feed Wastage in a Straw Based Shelter
Pigs/Shed: 6 drop feeder with 35 pigs/tube 210 pigs
Daily intake: 210 pigs x 1.5 kg 315 kg/feeder/day
Annual Intake: 315 kg/day x 365 days 115,000 kg

 

Annual Savings - By Reducing Wastage
Wastage Reduction 5 % 10% 15%
Feed Saving 5.75 tonnes 11.50 tonnes 17.25 tonnes
Dollar Saving $1,438 $2,875 $4,313
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