Using a Stochastic Model to Evaluate Swine Production Management with Paylean V: Split-weight Management

Purdue University 2003 Swine Research Report. The concept of split-weight feeding management for swine production has existed for a long time. However, because of the high cost of separating pigs by hand, split-weight management is not widely adopted by pig producers. Recently, with the introduction of the Automatic Sorting Technology (AST) into the hog industry, split-weight management is made easier and cheaper to accomplish once the AST barn is invested. To help producers implementing split-weight management, it is necessary to evaluate the benefit of split-weight feedin g and to investigate the optimal dietary nutrition management for different weight groups of pigs.