Influencers of Total Feed Efficiency
Topigs Norsvin regards feed efficiency in the entire production chain as being the most important feed efficiency characteristic. Defining Total Feed Efficiency helps Topigs Norsvin to identify the most important selection traits and prioritize its research efforts. But it could also be a major help at the farm level to identify farm focus.
Total Feed Efficiency is influenced by:
– Lactation efficiency
– Vigorous piglets and pigs
– Sow longevity
– Finisher efficiency
– Low finisher mortality
An overview of the role of TFE of in production.
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