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Table 2 Farm data and economic data describing the nursery part of 17 herds endemically infected with 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

Nursery Median Min. Max. Mean SD
Farm data
 Time, weaners spend in the nursery (days) 53 35 100 55.3 14.9
 Downtime between turns in the nursery (days) 5 0 14 4.9 3.6
 Weight of weaners, when sold/moved to fattening (kg) 29.3 22 50 30.7 6.4
% of weaners clinically affected by PRRS (including those later dying)a 10 0 30 9.1 7.4
Mortality in weaners (%)a 2.5 1.5 6 2.9 1.2
Economic data
 Price per kg live weight of a weaner sold (€) 2.15 1.50 2.90 2.23 0.52
 Total veterinary cost per weaner produced (€) 2.25 0.00 17.50 3.40 4.48
 Price per 1000 kg piglet feed (€) 320.00 279.00 460.00 336.57 49.13
 Energy cost per weaner produced (€) 0.75 0.00 62.50 8.71 21.75
 Labour cost per weaner produced (€) 1.00 1.00 3.50 1.57 0.93
 Building cost per weaner produced (€) 2.75 0.25 7.50 3.15 2.45
 Equipment cost per weaner produced (€) 0.56 0.10 1.00 0.58 0.42
 Inspection, Levy & Insurance cost per weaner produced (€) 0.33 0.23 0.61 0.37 0.18
 Any other variable cost per weaner produced (€) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
 Any other fix cost per weaner produced (€) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  1. aParameters in italic are the ones potentially altered if the farm affected by PRRS