Production Scheduling Lab 1-18-12

Production Scheduling Lab 1-18-12 - Pork Production Phases...

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Pork Production Phases and Scheduling AnS 225 Lab 1-18-12
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2 Pork Production Phases Breeding Farrowing Nursery Finishing
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Modern Swine Production Biological and Management Phases   Breeding Gestation Farrowing Nursery Finishing Breeding/Gest./Farr. Wean-to- Finish
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Goals of Production Scheduling   Even animal flow – uniform group size Same size group in all phases Minimize range in age in each group Maximize use of facilities without overcrowding Intensive use to improve economics Produce large groups of homogeneous pigs Large finishers are more economical Facilitate all-in/all-out for high health and to break disease cycles Utilize labor efficiently
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5 Biosecurity/Segregation Principles Best case -- no more than 7-day age variation Site Building Room All-in, all-out is key to success Many variations are possible and have proven to be successful
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Breeding/Gestation/Farrowing “Sow Herd” Function Site of mating, housing, farrowing Resources Technology intensive Labor intensive Fundamental to economic viability Pigs born and raised is most economically important part of pork production
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