The impact of sex on the economics of pig fattening
R. Stupka, M. Šprysl, M. Pourhttps://doi.org/10.17221/5192-AGRICECONCitation:Stupka R., Šprysl M., Pour M. (2004): The impact of sex on the economics of pig fattening. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 50: 217-222.
The test was focussed on the influence of sex on the production traits of the (LW×L) × OLW combination of hybrids. In the system of ad-libitum feeding, 72 pigs were divided into two identical groups of gilts and barrows and the fattening performance, i.e. the growth intensity, daily feed intake and the quantitative aspect of the carcass value were monitored. On the basis of the profit function, it was found out that in the ad-libitum feeding with the separate fattening of barrows and gilts with respect to the given genotype, it is possible to achieve with the same slaughter weight the difference in the profit per 1 fattened pig 111.06 CZK, i.e. 5.86%.Keywords:
pig, sex, production traits, testing, economics, profit functions