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Table 3 Comparison of trade profit and loss accounts obtained from the Teagasc Pig Production Model [30] for the simulationa of effects associated with different prevalence of pleurisy and lung scars on slaughter pigs on farm performance and profitability

From: A bio-economic simulation study on the association between key performance indicators and pluck lesions in Irish farrow-to-finish pig farms

Item €/year €/pig produced €/kg meat
LPLSCb LPHSCc HPd LPLSC LPHSC HP LPLSC LPHSC HP
Sales
 Finisher pigs 2,582,595 2,526,610 2,518,277 134.6 134.6 135.7 1.62 1.62 1.62
 Culled sows 40,972 44,641 41,059 2.1 2.4 2.2 0.03 0.03 0.03
Total Sales 2,623,567 2,571,250 2,559,336 136.7 137.0 137.9 1.64 1.65 1.65
Variable costs
 Gestation feed 126,460 126,403 126,348 6.6 6.7 6.8 0.08 0.08 0.08
 Lactation feed 94,750 94,711 94,674 4.9 5.0 5.1 0.06 0.06 0.06
 Creep feed 71,235 70,689 70,506 3.7 3.8 3.8 0.04 0.05 0.05
 Link feed 84,540 83,892 83,676 4.4 4.5 4.5 0.05 0.05 0.05
 Weaner feed 296,067 338,451 326,804 15.4 18.0 17.6 0.19 0.22 0.21
 Finisher feed 753,112 749,258 803,019 39.2 39.9 43.3 0.47 0.48 0.52
 Replacement gilts 60,232 68,829 60,219 3.1 3.7 3.2 0.04 0.04 0.04
 Dead animal Disposal 9170 11,274 12,213 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.01 0.01 0.01
 Health care 41,961 41,689 41,547 2.2 2.2 2.2 0.03 0.03 0.03
 Reproduction 37,309 37,309 37,308 1.9 2.0 2.0 0.02 0.02 0.02
 Manure handling 16,093 15,866 15,706 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.01 0.01 0.01
 Transport 18,183 17,845 17,603 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.01 0.01 0.01
Total variable costs 1,609,112 1,656,215 1,689,624 83.9 88.2 91.0 1.01 1.06 1.09
Gross margin 1,014,455 915,036 869,712 52.9 48.7 46.8 0.64 0.59 0.56
Fixed costs
 Admin and accounting 2500 2500 2500 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.00 0.00 0.00
 Electricity, heating and light 81,614 81,614 81,614 4.3 4.3 4.4 0.05 0.05 0.05
 Insurance 20,533 20,533 20,533 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.01 0.01 0.01
 Repairs 20,533 20,533 20,533 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.01 0.01 0.01
 Annual subscription to EPA 10,000 10,000 10,000 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.01 0.01 0.01
 Labour 279,136 279,136 279,136 14.5 14.9 15.0 0.17 0.18 0.18
 Loan repayments (interest) 75,780 75,780 5780 3.9 4.0 4.1 0.05 0.05 0.05
 Depreciation 175,021 175,021 175,021 .1 9.3 9.4 0.11 0.11 0.11
Total fixed costs 665,117 665,117 665,117 34.7 35.4 35.8 0.42 0.43 0.43
Total costs 2,274,229 2,321,332 2,354,741 118.5 123.7 126.8 1.43 1.49 1.51
Net Profit 349,338 249,918 204,595 18.2 13.3 11.0 .22 0.16 0.13
  1. aA 728 sow farrow-to-finish farm with weekly farrowing batches was simulated to represent three different scenarios
  2. bScenario 1: a farrow-to-finish farm with prevalence of pleurisy < 25% and prevalence of lung scars < 8% with a wean-to-finish average daily gain (ADG) of 760 g and reaching target slaughter weight at 24 weeks of age
  3. cScenario 2: a farrow-to-finish farm with prevalence of pleurisy < 25% and prevalence of lung scars ≥8% (LPHSC) with an ADG of 725 g and reaching target slaughter weight at 25 weeks of age
  4. dScenario 3: a farrow-to-finish farm with prevalence of pleurisy ≥25% (HP) with and ADG of 671 g and reaching target slaughter weight at 26 weeks of age
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