Using partial budgets to analyze selected management practices associated with reduced preweaning mortality
David M. Lane, DVM; C. Matthew Rendleman, PhD; Stephen L. Ott, PhD
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To illustrate the usefulness of the partial budget technique in analyzing four management variables associated with reduced preweaning mortality: all-in-all-out (AIAO) pig flow, power washing farrowing crates after every farrowing, observing a long idle time between farrowings, and washing sows prefarrowing.
The partial budget technique is a simple, yet powerful technique that can be easily set up as a spreadsheet. This analysis technique can help practitioners analyze the financial advisability of adopting a given management strategy in their clients' herds.
Keywords: partial budget, economic analysis, preweaning mortality
Cite as: Lane DM, Rendleman CM, Ott SL. Using partial budgets to analyze selected management practices associated with reduced preweaning mortality. J Swine Health Prod 1997;5(3):95-102.
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