Senwes Scenario June/July 2018 - Page 26

AGRICULTURAL IN SHORT ➊ A piglet weighs 8kg after 28 days and 30kg after 70 days. ➋ 92% to 94% of the pigs survive the whole process. ➌ Interesting! A boar has to be sold before the age of 22 weeks, which is when he reaches sexual maturity. ➍ A carcass of 110kg has a final slaughter percentage of 78%, 80kg tot 85kg. ➎ Sows are kept in groups of 8 to 60 and they socialise for 16 weeks, to the benefit of their own wellbeing and for production purposes. Please take a look at the Nation in Conversation episode where the focus was on the Kriek family and Taaibosch Piggery. Use the following link: 24 SENWES SCENARIO | WINTER 2018