Production
   
  Breeding
         
  1.

If you use AI in your operation, do you take steps to ensure semen quality?

Yes

No

         
  2.

Do you use real-time ultrasound to ensure that females are pregnant 28 days post mating?

Yes

No

         
  3.

Is your conception rate above 80%?

Yes

No

 
  4.

Do you follow a well-designed gilt development and acclimation  program that optimizes reproductive cyclic activity as well as health?

Yes

No

         
  5.

Are you using terminal boars or semen to optimize carcass, feed efficiency, and growth traits?

Yes

No

         
  6.

Do your maternal genetic line and management program maximize sow condition, conception rate, and litter size?

Yes

No

         
  7.

Do you have farrowing room management protocols in place to ensure high preweaning survival, piglet growth, sow feed intake, and a weaning average of at least 8 pigs/litter?

Yes

No

         
  8.

Have you set a breeding target high enough to cover production costs?

Yes

No

         
Animal Health
         
  9.

Visitation Policy:

   
   

a. Do you allow visitors to enter your pig facilities?  

Yes

No

   

b. Do you have biosecurity barriers in place?

Yes

No

   

c. Do you require visitors to shower in?

Yes

No

   

d. Do you provide coveralls and boots for visitors to wear inside your pig facilities?

Yes

No

         
  10.

Do you allow nonessential vehicles on your farm premises? 

Yes

No

         
  11.

Do you use isolation and acclimation when bringing animals onto your farm?

Yes

No

         
  12.

Do you use continuous flow production? 

Yes

No

         
  13.

Do you use the "all-in/all-out" management system?

Yes

No

         
  14.

Do you use multi-site, all-in/all-out production?

Yes

No

         
  15.

Do you always work from healthy pigs to sick pigs, younger pigs to older pigs?

Yes

No

         
  16.

Do you implement rodent and bird control measures?

Yes

No

         
  17.

Have you thought about fumigating facilities on a periodic basis?

Yes

No

         
  18.

Is your grain free of molds?

Yes

No

         
  19.

Do you have a good veterinary-client relationship?

Yes

No

         
  20.

Do you have and follow vaccination and medication protocols?

Yes

No

         
  21.

Do you follow the label restrictions on all of your medications?

Yes

No

         
  22.

Do you follow proper drug withdrawal times?

Yes

No

         
  23.

Are you prepared for weather-related emergencies like the following:

   
   

a. Electrical interruption? 

Yes

No

   

b. Extreme heat?

Yes

No

   

c. Extreme cold? 

Yes

No

       
Nutrition
         
  24.

Are you split-sex feeding?         

Yes

No

         
  25.

Are your feeders adjusted properly?

Yes

No

         
  26.

Do you phase feed?

Yes

No

         
  27.

Are you paying a competitive price for the phase-1 starter diet?

Yes

No

         
  28.

Do you periodically review your feeding program with a knowledgeable "consultant" (unbiased source)?

Yes

No

       
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