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MAIN CAUSES OF MORTALITY AND REMOVAL OF TWO PIG IMPROVED BREEDS IN CUBA. ECONOMICAL ASPECTS  [2005]

González, F., Empresa Nacional Genética Porcina. Avenida de Independencia, Rancho Boyeros. La Habana, Cuba Breña, L, Instituto de Investigaciones Porcinas. Gaveta Postal No. 1, Punta Brava. La Habana, Cuba García, G, Empresa Nacional Genética Porcina. Avenida de Independencia, Rancho Boyeros. La Habana, Cuba Rico, C., Empresa Nacional Genética Porcina. Avenida de Independencia, Rancho Boyeros. La Habana, Cuba

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Data from a total of 9 070 pigs born between 1994 and 1997 in the genetic pig farm "Pedro Pablo Rivera" and from the Large White and L35 genotypes (5 611 and 3 459 animals respectively) were used. Both breeds were subjected to similar standard conditions of management and feeding. The aim of the study was the determination the main causes of mortality and removal in a pig farm used for the production or genetic animals destined to reproduction. Main economical losses in the farm during the four evaluated years corresponded to pigs with genetic quality sold as animals for commercial fattening and for reproduction, removals and deaths (56.29, 10.95 and 5.9% of total losses respectively). Evidences were provided by the current study about the influence of a good weight at weaning on the possibility or not for animals to reach the final selection. Causes determining not to reach final selection such as mortality, removal or selling for commercial fattening, accounted for 698 211.61 Cuban pesos during the tour evaluated years, and average, 174 052.90 Cuban pesos per year. The examination of cost and economic evaluation of pig production is a valuable tool of immediate practical utility in management of pig production. This suggests that this type of evaluation should be continuously done.

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Revista Computadorizada de Producción Porcina (Cuba)

ISSN : 1026-9053

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