MORTALITY VERSUS PROFITABILITY IN A ROMANIAN SWINE FARM

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 4
Written by Silviu Ionut BEIA, Liana ELEFTERIE, Raluca Alexandra NECULA, Violeta Elena BEIA

In a world with a continuously major demographic increasing, the global economy will be oriented to a correct path „the economy of rationality and hope”, which has to ensure the world’s rapidly demand and needs for food. As an important economic branch, a sustainable agriculture must simultaneously deliver food security, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity. In such a global environment, Romanian swine farms are vertically integrated into farrowing operations, the piglets grow and are fed until they reach market weight and at the end, they are slaughtered. There are many criteria for assessing good results in an integrated pigs farm, such as the volume, structure and quality of pigs produced, present and future possibilities to improve the activity, at what cost and with what investment effort and risks. An inherent risk of a swine farm with a huge impact to profitability and financial equilibrium is represented by pig mortality. For this reason we have analysed it at a farm level, taking into account that the mortality’s rate is the main issue that characterize the management in a swine farm. The analyses were made with the aim to reduce the economic effect of mortality, to review and improve the welfare conditions for pigs, to adapt them to the requirements of modern genotypes, increasing the prolificacy with a direct impact to reduce the financial loss due to pigs death.

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BEIA S.I., ELEFTERIE L., NECULA R.A., BEIA V.E. 2017, MORTALITY VERSUS PROFITABILITY IN A ROMANIAN SWINE FARM. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 4, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 73-84.


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