Posted 4/11/2019 15:57 (#7433549 - in reply to #7433506) Subject: RE: ASF Should increase feed usage?
Keep in mind the numbers indeep are posting are the high end numbers, which could be right, nobody knows for sure.
Also the 10 million that were culled, are mostly the illegal backyard pig operations, most of those probably didn’t have a lot grain in their rations, and probably not the most efficient, productive area of Chinese hog production. In addition a lot of those sows culled were from a couple years ago when PED was a problem there. So on the surface it’s a scary number, but when you flesh it out it’s not that scary.
Now the sow reduction numbers from this year are the concerning ones if you are hoping that grain exports to China rise, for every sow that goes to slaughter that means on the average that they lost the need for 212bu. Of corn, and 74bu. Of soybeans or other protein source. That’s the single year number for sow and raising a average number of pigs in a litter.
Now the question is are they doing without, (rice was good last night, it’ll be good for tonight) or are they doing that two ounces of beef with their noodles that ol’ Mark Wright kept hammering about, but never materialized.