Pathogen spread within pig host populations can vary depending on within-herd interactions among pigs also called the contact structure. The recommended batch farrowing management, allowing for a fixed-interval mating for groups of sows of equal size, called batches, leads to an all-in/all-out management of pigs in which animals in different batches have no contact. To maintain a profitable pig delivery, producers have to deliver groups of pigs at a given weight, what needs sometimes herd management adaptations. However, producers’ adaptations that avoid delivering pigs below slaughtering weight (out-of-range pigs), result in increasing the contact between animals from different batches. To study the influence of herd management on contact structure and on pig delivery, a stochastic mathematical model representing population dynamics within a farrow-to-finish herd was elaborated. Sixteen management systems were represented combining or not the all-in/all-out management system with producers’ decisions: batch mixing, use of an extra room, suppression of the drying period and sale of post-weaning batches. Two types of contact were considered: via the animals themselves, when batch mixing occurred; and via the room, when decontamination was not complete. The impact of producers’ decisions on contact structure and on pig delivery, differed radically when pig growth was normal and when it was slow (i.e. mean age at slaughtering weight increased by 20%). When pig growth was normal, the all-in/all-out management prevented both contact via the animals and via the room but resulted in 9% of pigs delivered out of range. The use of an extra room or batch mixing decreased this percentage, the latter resulting in very frequent contact between batches via the animals. When pig growth was slow, the all-in/all-out management led to a very high percentage of pigs delivered out of range (almost 80%). The suppression of the drying period at the end of the finishing period and the sale of post-weaning batches induced a significant decrease in this percentage (down to 2% to 20%), the latter allowing to reduce the percentage of batches that made contact via the room (40% instead of 80%). This pig herd model helped to understand the compromise for producers between implementing internal biosecurity or maintaining a profitable pig delivery. Our results show that there was no unique optimal system and that efficient producers’ decisions (for biosecurity and delivery) may differ, depending on pig growth.