Genesus Has Lower Sow Mortality More Salvage Value

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Genesus Has Lower Sow Mortality
More Salvage Value

Pig Champ is a major swine production recording system in the United States. In 2020 they had data from 365 farms which they put in a benchmarking database. Below is change in Pig Champ Sow Mortality Mean Average for 2020 and prior years.

2013

8.36%

2015

8.94%

2017

10.73%

2019

12.31%

2020

13.91%

It’s obvious the increase in industry sow mortality. This is an issue for profitability and animal welfare. This increase in our opinion is from the deterioration of proper phenotype selection by some Genetic Companies. Genesus believes you need to select for high productivity but also for robust physical characteristics. The proof is in the results.

Sow Mortality 2019

Pig Champ
13.91%

Mean 365 Herds

Genesus Herds
5.21%

Mean 49 Herds

Big Difference. Recent industry analysis has indicated sow mortality loss revenue is over $1,000 per sow in production. This leads to an obvious economic advantage to lower mortality. Sounder sows also bring higher cull salvage value (less or no boners). More robust sows also are more user friendly for stock people. On top of these points – dead sows don’t produce pigs.

Bottomline Genesus has lower sow mortality which leads to more profit.