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National Pig Herd Performance Report 2020

10 June 2021
Type Report

The National Pig Herd Performance Report 2020, produced by the Teagasc Pig Development Department is the detailed analysis of the performance of the pig farms that participated in the Teagasc e-Profit Monitor (ePM) recording system in 2020.

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The data available and included in this analysis is from a total of 88 herds representing over 70,000 sows or 48% of the total Irish sow herd. The average herd size included in this database is 799 sows and ranged from less than 100 sows to over 2,500 sows.

The Teagasc Pig Development Department welcome more herds to participate in benchmarking using the ePM. Any new herds that wish to participate should contact any of the Knowledge Transfer personnel.

Pig Herd Performance 2020 Infographic

The below infographic summarises some of the main results from the 2020 National Pig Herd Performance Report. A main feature of the infographic is the comparison of a number of the 2020 statistics with those of previous years. These include; the number of pigs born alive per litter per year and number of pigs produced per sow per year.

National Pig Herd Performance Report 2020 infographic (PDF)

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