Posted 2/10/2019 20:37 (#7312085 - in reply to #7311551) Subject: RE: Abstract: What if there were no Hog Confinements?
Outdoors? 1 guy could handle maybe 80-120 sows. Sure the summer months a guy coukd handle more, but the past 2 months a guy would have done nothing but chored all day long with the snow and mud....prolapses and litters dropped on snow..... No way could 1 guy do that outdoor stuff with 400 sows year round. You would have a much more seasonal supply of pork as guys will overload the summer months and stop the winters....which will force guys to providing some kind of housing to have year round supply of pigs.
Many guys getting 30+psy, put that outdoor with a litter size of 8 im guessing psy would drop close to half by time you figure in abortions, tougher breed back to gestation, boar effeciency. Many guys dont realize or forget how dangerous Boars could be. Just like a Bull, never let your guard down!