Sigma, PE

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The history of the company started in 2001, when one of the units of former sovkhoz “Stepove” was rented and first 113 sows were brought. But in 2009 “Sigma ” obtained the...

The history of the company started in 2001, when one of the units of former sovkhoz “Stepove” was rented and first 113 sows were brought. But in 2009 “Sigma ” obtained the honorary medal of Saint Nicolas for rapid production rate increasing.

Nowadays, the company’s breeding herd contains 2, 500 sows (it is among the top-twenty largest farms of Ukraine according to sow herd size*). The main branches are situated in Dnepropetrovsk region: the sow unit (1, 800 sows, 80 farrowings per week) and growing unit are located in Stepove village, finishing unit of 11, 000 heads is in Pishchanka village, Novomoskovsk district, and also closed cycle production (200 breeding sows) is situated in Zhdanivka village, Magdalynivka district.

Not long ago, the company bought the production area in Vasylkivka village (Vasylkivka district, Dnepropetrovsk region). Now, the finishing unit is working there, in May 2013, 4, 700 piglets weighting 20-25 kg were brought from Germany. In the same time, Sigma is transporting sows (500 heads) from the rented farm in Pavlivka village, Vasylkivka district. Having such capacities, company can easily realize its plans: sell 5, 500 tons slaughter pigs till the end of 2013.

The company is mainly working with Large White and Landrace breeds. Earlier Sigma preferred “France Hybrides” genetics, but then “changed tack” and last 360 sows and 16 boars (Irish and German selection) were bought in Hermitage Genetics. Thanks for such “infusion” the company wants to improve the production perfomance: now they have about 11.5 piglets per farrowing (27-27.5 piglets per sow per year), but with new animals Sigma plans to obtain 12-12.5 piglets per farrowing (28-28.5 piglets per sow per year)

Sigma, PE has its own feed mill (Toy company equipment, France) with 4, 5-5 tones per hour capacity, modern manure processing unit (liquid-solid separation, usage of Californian worms for organic humus obtaining), and crematorium. The company sells 3-4 % of produced pork through its own stores “Miasna kramnytsia”.

Reproduction (September 2013)

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Category

Indicator

1

Breeds

Landrace, Large White

2

Sow herd size

2500

3

Weaned piglets per sow per year

24,5

4

Liveborn piglets per farrowing

11,5

5

Dead born piglets per farrowing

0,7

6

Weaned piglets per litter

61 250

7

Weaning age, days

27

8

Weight at weaning, kg

7,4

9

Amount of non-productive sow days

11

10

Conception rate, %

85

11

Farrowings per sow per year

2,4

Growing 

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Category

Indicator

1

Daily gain, gr

410

2

Food conversion rate, kg

1,83

3

Mortality, %

3,5

4

Age at weight 30 kg, days

82

Finishing

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Category

Indicator

1

Daily gain, kg

785

2

Food conversion rate, kg

2,95

3

Mortality, %

2

4

Average slaughter weight, кг

113

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