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Table 1 Description of the farm characteristics and production performance of a cohort of 56 Irish farrow-to-finish pig farms (study farms) and 2017 data from all herds in the Teagasc e-Profit Monitor system (population; n = 107)

From: A cross-sectional survey on respiratory disease in a cohort of Irish pig farms

Farm characteristics and performance Teagasc e-Profit Monitora Study farms
mean ± SD mean ± SD Median (range)
Average herd size (number of sows) 728 ± 487.2 789 ± 564.1 659 (109-2498)
No. pigs produced per sow per year 26.4 ± 2.31 26.7 ± 2.23 26.5 (21.8-32.0)
Weaner mortality, % 2.8 ± 1.63 2.8 ± 1.61 2.7 (0.5-8.9)
Finisher mortality, % 2.2 ± 1.19 2.0 ± 0.76 1.8 (0.9-4.1)
Average daily gain, g/day 711 ± 62.8 726 ± 62.6 725 (538-903)
Feed conversion ratio 2.37 ± 0.335 2.38 ± 0.105 2.38 (2.21-2.68)
Age at sale, day 175 ± 12.9 174 ± 11.8 172 (148-208)
  1. aNational herd monitoring system for production performance and economic data which is available on a voluntary basis