Table 1

Descriptive statistics for the pig farms participating in the field study

Pig production stageNumber of farms keeping pigs in each production stageNumber of pigs in a production stage in all types of farms keeping pigs in this production stage
MeanMedianMinimumMaximum
Sows2031520080757
Piglets1611567252484000
Fattening pigs441866127525010,000
Total number of farms52*
  • Note: For presentation purposes, the mean values of the number of pigs are rounded.

  • *Eleven of these farms are closed farms keeping pigs of all three production stages.