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Feed conversion: An objective measure of success


By Matt Murphy, Director of Technical Operations at The Maschhoffs

Pork production is an act of nobility, passion and care; and, it is intended to generate profits for the producer. Profit, or revenue less cost, is an optimisation – how much more product can you generate with fewer inputs before reaching the point of diminished return? In pork production, nutrition inputs account for nearly 70% of this equation. Because of this, the measure of FCR (feed conversion ratio) is important to any producer.

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