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Table 1 Farm data and economic data describing the breeding part of 21 herds endemically infected with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) and suffering from corresponding disease in sows, weaners, growers or finishing pigs

From: Application of an economic calculator to determine the cost of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome at farm-level in 21 pig herds in Germany

Breeding Median Min. Max. Mean SD
Farm data
 Number of working sows in the farm per year (n) 330 150 1200 355 215
 Production rhythm (weeks) 3 1 5 2.9 1.07
 Length of suckling period (weeks) 4 3 4 3.7 0.5
 Replacement rate per year (%) 39.5 26.9 50 39.3 7.2
 Feed consumption (gestation) / sow from insemination to farrowing (kg) 300 275 418 316.8 42.5
 Feed consumption (lactation) per sow during suckling period (kg) 160 90 260 167 43.8
Return-to-estrus rate (%)a 8.4 3 20 8.9 4.3
Abortions (%)a 1.6 0.3 15 2.5 3.1
Piglets born alive per sow per litter (n)a 15.7 11.7 18.4 15.4 1.5
Preweaning mortality (%)a 13.6 10 19 13.7 2.5
Weight of suckling pigs at weaning (kg)a 7.4 5.3 9.5 7.1 1.1
Economic data
 Price per 1000 kg gestation feed (€) 232.25 211.00 380.00 245.29 40.61
 Price per 1000 kg lactation feed (€) 278.00 258.00 420.00 287.18 39.40
 Veterinary cost per sow per year incl. vaccination costs (€) 193.60 80.00 250.00 177.02 47.81
 Price per dose PRRS vaccination (sow) incl. labour (€) 1.56 1.00 2.40 1.60 0.32
 Price per dose PRRS vaccination (piglet) incl. labour (€) 1.49 0.33 1.81 1.34 0.44
 Costs for a replacement gilt (€) 350.00 250.00 400.00 348.40 39.46
 Price per sow slaughtered / replaced (€) 240.00 191.00 500.00 250.69 69.91
 Price per semen dose (€) 4.00 2.20 6.00 4.21 1.16
 Energy cost per sow and year (€) 62.50 40.00 196.00 73.57 42.73
 Labour cost per sow and year (€) 250.00 131.25 438.00 244.48 83.13
 Building cost per sow and year (€) 100.00 25.00 200.00 103.90 51.38
 Equipment cost per sow and year (€) 10.00 5.00 200.00 44.31 77.20
 Inspection, Levy and Insurance cost per sow and year (€) 15.75 1.00 47.00 18.33 13.17
 Transport costs for slaughter sows per sow (€) 4.40 0.00 17.00 4.56 4.55
 Any other variable cost per sow and year (€) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
 Any other fix cost per sow and year (€) 0.00 0.00 155.80 9.56 34.40
  1. aParameters in italic are the ones potentially altered if the farm is affected by PRRS