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Table 3 Farm data and economic data describing the fattening part of 18 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

Fattening Median Min. Max. Mean SD
Farm data
 Duration of fattening until pigs go to slaughter (days) 112 88 190 115.6 21.4
 Downtime between turns in the fattening units (days) 5 2 15 5.3 3.5
 Weight of fattening pigs at slaughter (kg) 120 118 130 121.5 3.7
% fatteners clinically affected by PRRS (including those later dying)a 10 0 50 13.9 13.7
Mortality in fatteners (%)a 2 1 4 2.2 1
Economic data
 Price per kg live weight of a fattener sold (€) 1.44 1.18 3.80 1.64 0.78
 Total veterinary cost per fattening pig (€) 0.60 0.11 1.70 0.84 0.55
 Fatteners’ feed price per 1000 kg 245.00 210.00 390.00 259.96 57.85
 Energy cost per pig produced (€) 3.69 1.00 5.00 3.49 1.60
 Transport cost per kg live weight slaughter pig (€) 0.027 0.00 0.05 0.023 0.016
 Labour cost per pig produced (€) 7.30 3.00 9.00 5.94 2.79
 Building cost per pig produced (€) 6.00 3.00 18.75 9.68 6.50
 Equipment cost per pig produced (€) 2.00 0.10 2.44 1.71 0.92
 Inspection, Levy and Insurance cost per pig produced (€) 0.80 0.10 2.00 0.90 0.70
 Any other variable cost per pig produced (€) 0.00 0.00 0.90 0.04 0.20
 Any other fix cost per pig produced (€) 0.00 0.00 10.00 0.57 2.19
  1. aParameters in italic are the ones potentially altered if the farm affected by PRRS