Pennsylvania Pork Production

Pit Digester | Manure Treatment



Production Comparison


Pit Digester vs. Control (non-treated)

Seven sites: Each with two 2100-head units
One unit treated, one unit control @ each site for two turns totaling 58,800 hogs

In Wgt
Mort
Culls
Hat Wgt
Cull Wgt
Avg Wgt
Conv
ADG
Meds
Pine Hill Sow Unit
Hackman I
43.74
37
74
262.8
105.5
257.3
2.5435
1.82
2.22
Hackman II
43.29
56
80
255.5
120.0
250.4
2.7655
1.76
2.91
Heimbach I
44.32
43
68
259.3
177.3
256.7
2.6351
1.86
1.79
Heimbach II
44.67
49
79
254.7
159.4
251.1
2.6562
1.82
1.05
Kucharski I
42.56
48
52
254.1
125.5
251.2
2.5969
1.83
2.09
Kucharski II
44.44
59
64
258.9
134.6
255.1
2.6403
1.85
2.95
AVG. TREATED
43.32
45
68
257.2
130.1
253.2
2.5989
1.82
1.79
AVG. CONTROL
44.00
53
70
257.9
143.9
254.0
2.6800
1.82
2.55

Sullivan Sow Unit
Deemer I
38.67
65
78
257.8
159.6
254.0
2.6309
1.80
3.42
Deemer II
40.16
48
59
247.5
148.0
244.7
2.6329
1.75
0.47
McClellan I
38.31
52
67
258.2
146.6
254.1
2.5687
1.86
2.17
McClellan II
39.54
29
22
256.5
174.7
255.6
2.5035
1.92
2.39
Meyers I
34.84
36
20
260.8
156.5
259.7
2.6072
1.89
2.29
Meyers II
38.79
61
14
255.3
101.8
254.3
2.5872
1.84
2.66
AVG. TREATED
39.02
37
48
255.1
157.7
252.9
2.5810
1.85
1.72
AVG. CONTROL
39.09
59
45
260.1
138.1
257.5
2.5966
1.83
2.75

McClays Sow Unit
Richard I
13.58
93
71
252.0
147.5
250.4
2.4407
1.53
2.93
Richard II
13.34
73
92
248.7
141.6
244.2
2.4864
1.50
2.09

Totals
AVG. TREATED
37.2
45
56.8
255.5
143.5
252.7
2.5720
1.78
1.80
AVG. CONTROL
37.5
61
59.4
258.0
152.5
254.1
2.6137
1.77
2.69


Total Mortality
Medication Cost
Treated
2.1%
$1.80
Control
2.8%
$2.69