2009 Hog Feed Budget

In Brief

           

Hog feed is the most expensive at weaning.  As hogs grow, they require less protein and consequently, less expensive rations.  I have developed a feed budget so as to not overfeed an expensive ration. 

Following, is my feed budget with January, 2009 prices.  The soybean meal, (SBM), is from Kieler Feed, phone: 608 568 7707.  The premix is from JBS United, (Carl Walter, phone: 608 845 3344).  The premix is called Grand Prairie and is formulated especially for producers who desire to not feed antibiotics or animal products to their swine. The corn is priced at our cost of production, ($2.24 per bushel or $.04 per lb.).

 

In Detail

 

Type                lbs. of feed       price/lb.            dollars

Starter              500 lbs.           $.766               $383

SBM                500 lbs.           $.165               $ 83

Corn                1000 lbs.          $.04                 $ 40

 

Total                2000 lbs.          $.253               $506

Estimated hog weight: 10 to 20 lbs.

Feed budget: 10 lbs. per hog    

 

Grow 1            250 lbs.           $.723               $181

SBM                500 lbs.           $.165               $ 83

Corn                1250 lbs.          $.04                 $ 50

 

Total                2000 lbs.          $.157               $314

Estimated hog weight: 20 to 30 lbs.

Feed budget: 20 lbs. per hog

 

Grow 1             125 lbs.          $.723               $ 90

40 L                     25 lbs.          $.445               $ 11

SBM                 500 lbs.          $.165               $ 83

Corn                1350 lbs.          $.04                 $ 54

 

Total                2000 lbs.          $.12                 $238

Estimated hog weight: 30 to 60 lbs.

Feed budget: 60 lbs. per hog

 

40 L                     50 lbs.          $.445               $ 22

SBM                  600 lbs.          $.165               $ 99

Corn                1350 lbs.          $.04                 $ 54

 

Total                2000 lbs.          $.088               $175

Crude protein: 20.25%

Estimated hog weight: 60 to 80 lbs.

Feed budget: 60 lbs. per hog

 

 

40 L                     50 lbs.          $.445               $ 22

SBM                  500 lbs.          $.165               $ 83

Corn                1450 lbs.          $.04                 $ 58

 

Total                2000 lbs.          $.082               $163

Crude protein: 18.25%

Estimated hog weight: 80 to 120 lbs.

Feed budget: 120 lbs. per hog

 

40 L                     50 lbs.          $.445               $ 22

SBM                  400 lbs.          $.165               $ 66

Corn                1550 lbs.          $.04                 $ 62

 

Total                2000 lbs.          $.075               $150

Crude protein: 16.25%

Estimated hog weight: 120 to 160 lbs.

Feed budget: 120 lbs. per hog

 

40 L                     40 lbs.          $.445               $ 18

SBM                  350 lbs.          $.165               $ 58

Corn                1610 lbs.          $.04                 $ 64

 

Total                2000 lbs.          $.07                 $140

Crude protein: 15.25%

Estimated hog weight: 160 to 200 lbs.

Feed budget: 120 lbs. per hog

 

40 L                     40 lbs.          $.445               $ 18

SBM                  300 lbs.          $.165               $ 50

Corn                1660 lbs.          $.04                 $ 66

 

Total                2000 lbs.          $.067               $134

Crude protein: 14.25%

Estimated hog weight: 200 to 240 lbs.

Feed budget: 120 lbs. per hog

 

40 L                     40 lbs.          $.445               $ 18

SBM                  250 lbs.          $.165               $ 41

Corn                1710 lbs.          $.04                 $ 68

 

Total                2000 lbs.          $.064               $127

Crude protein:  13.25%

Estimated hog weight: 240 lbs. to market

Feed budget: until market

 

            I will also include the rations for our breeding stock.

 

Sow 80               80 lbs.          $.653               $ 52

SBM                  250 lbs.          $.165               $ 41

Corn                1670 lbs.          $.04                 $ 67

 

Total                2000 lbs.          $.08                 $160

Gestation ration:  for breeding sows and boars.

Note:  this is also my layer ration for my hens.

 

Sow 80                80 lbs.          $.653               $ 52

SBM                  540 lbs.          $.165               $ 89

Corn                1380 lbs.          $.04                 $ 55

 

Total                2000 lbs.          $.098               $196

Lactation ration:  for lactating sows.

Note:  this is also my starter ration for baby chicks until 8-10 weeks of age.

 

            It is relatively easy for us to use this feed budget.  We farrow in groups and each group is then reared together in a hoop building.  We simply count the pigs and then multiply the number of pigs by the feed per pig and round to the nearest ton of feed.  For example:  150 pigs budgeted to receive 120 lbs. of a ration would equal 18,000 lbs. or 9 ton of feed.  Each batch of feed is recorded in a notebook so we can keep track of feed usage. 

 

 

4 Responses to 2009 Hog Feed Budget

  1. Ramon Perez says:

    Hi:

    The feed budget is for daily ration, semanal or monthly?

  2. curiousfarmer says:

    Hi Ramon. I’m not sure what your question is but I will give it a shot.
    Each ration is designed to be fed in the amount listed until it is gone and then on to the next ration.
    Comment if this doesn’t address your question. Thanks.

  3. we gest won’t have 4 or 6 pigs can I use this feed
    ration on them we won’t to fatten them for market

  4. curiousfarmer says:

    Yes, just multiply the recommended amount of each feed per pig, times the number of pigs you are feeding in the group.

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