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Monday, 2 April 2012

2TS Finisher Challenge - the race is on

Producers from all areas of England are giving the 2TS Finisher Challenge a go. They're often pleasantly surprised when they ring up BPEX to say they're interested and find that's all that's required to 'join up'.

The knowledge transfer managers have started visiting finisher units to have a look performance records, help with how and what to record if needed and discuss what could be tried to boost pig performance between now and October.

One producer is looking at weighing before slaughter to get more ‘pigs in the box’. Another producer simply wants an assessment of his unit to see if there is any ‘tweaking’ that can be done to improve his production. In the north, two pig clubs have decided to compete against each other as combined forces!

There are 10 prizes up for grabs by pig producers , thanks to kind sponsorship from Elanco Animal Health. The two producers who make the most progress will each win a top-of-the-range tablet computer – one will go to the best contract finisher and one to the best breeder-finisher producer. There will also be regional prizes for eight more units across England. Prizes will be awarded based on the highest percentage improvements in feed conversion ratio, average daily gain and mortality

For frequently asked questions about the Challenge, click here.

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