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Table 1 Farm structure of holdings and level of participation

From: Start-up financing of professional pest control in pig farming in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany

Farm structure Number LSU, x̅ LSU (Min.- Max.) Employment of PCO (%)
Category sow breeding 14 218 120–346 86
 Sow breeding 2 150 150–150 0
 Sows and piglets 7 228 144–336 100
 Closed system 5 232 120–346 100
Category piglet breeding 7 229 72–478 43
 Piglet rearing 3 120 72–168 0
 Piglets and fattening 4 311 228–478 75
Category fattening farms 24 370 96–1040 75
Total 45 301 72–1040 73