PIC is excited to announce the development and availability of a new wean-to-finish tool, GrowQuest. The free tool provides recommendations for operations on the five cornerstones of wean-to-finish productivity to help producers improve feed efficiency, increase growth rate, and ultimately achieve more full value pigs. In three clicks or less, users will have access to the wean-to-finish information they’re seeking.
The PIC Wean-to-Finish team has recently added one cornerstone to the base of our four cornerstones: Pig Husbandry. This cornerstone addresses many factors related to human decisions in raising wean-to-finish pigs.
The five cornerstones of wean-to-finsish productivity identified in the tool are:
- Quality Weaned Pig
- Nutrient Intake
- Health Status
- Marketing Strategy
- Pig Husbandry
The cornerstones are listed on the tool’s home page, along with the topics impacting each. Once a cornerstone is selected, multiple recommendations are available. Additionally, you will have access to more detailed information about the recommendations as well as links to various source materials, including:
- PIC Wean-to-Finish guidelines
- Recent journal publications
GrowQuest is desktop, tablet and mobile-friendly for easy access from anywhere. The pages are downloadable and printable effortless sharing.
Guidelines & manuals now in digital format
Additionally, PIC manuals are transitioning to a digital format for simplified searching and scrolling. Over the next few months, these improved resources will be available. Currently available in the new format are: