farrow-to-finish

farrow-to-finish

a pig raising system in which piglets are born, reared, weaned, grown, fattened in the one unit. Contrast with piglets moving to other operators at each major stage of their development.
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Today, they raise 22,000 pigs annually on the farrow-to-finish farm with the help of eight full-time employees.
Farrow-to-finish farms integrated farrowing and finishing production and delivered fattening pigs to the abattoir.
Muyuan Foodstuff Co, Ltd is a large-scale, integrated, farrow-to-finish intensive pig breeder and hog producer headquartered in Neixiang County, Henan Province, China.
Risk indicators for the seroprevalences of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, porcine influenza viruses and Aujeszky's disease virus in slaughter pigs from farrow-to-finish pig herds in Belgium.
Estimated cost of farrow-to-finish production was $54 per live hundredweight in 2008 and $50 in 2009.
They have been farming for 27 years and started on a quarter-section of land (65 hectares) with a small farrow-to-finish hog operation.
A new office wing was completed in 1998, a new 600-sow farrow-to-finish commercial research unit was opened in 2000 and the original 280-sow farm built in 1980 is continually upgraded, including new nursery facilities in 2003.
Farm background and current enterprise: I grew up with, farrow-to-finish hogs and crops.
They are a farrow-to-finish confinement operation, using pasture only when they run out of indoor room.
We farm a 90-sow, farrow-to-finish operation with a small beef-feeding operation as well.
Exetare Partnership, established in the early 1990 s, is a privately-run, farrow-to-finish pork production company.
They have a very diversified farming operation: a 1,500 sow farrow-to-finish hog operation; 60-head cow calf operation; raise corn, soybean, and hay for their hogs and cattle; and manufacture all of the feed for their animals.