Line and Atle Hopstad run a combined piglet and finishing pig facility in Nordland in the north of Norway. The herd is marked out by good procedures and results.
In 2012, the herd had a farrowing rate of 91.9 percent; for every litter born on the farm, an average of 12.8 piglets was weaned. This is achieved by a large number of live births (13.6), with only 6.0 % of piglets lost between birth and weaning.
Since they started pig production in 2005, Line and Atle have averaged over 28 weaners per sow per year. This is a high number, given that Norway has a statutory weaning age of 28 days.
PARENT SOW PERFORMANCE, NORSVIN LY, HOPSTAD HERD
|Age, weaning (days)||35|
|Days from weaning to 1st service||5|
|Percent, P1 litters||38.2|