Sow Feeding Management Technical Articles
Article published the August 23, 2021:
Sow productivity has increased considerably in recent years, mainly owing to an increase in litter size, which has resulted in an increased metabolic demand for nutrients to support fetal growth a...
Article published the July 8, 2021:
Article published the July 7, 2021:
COMMON PROBLEMS IN BREEDING SOWS
The high prolificacy of modern genetic lines provides extraordinary productivity, but at the same time increases the frequency of problems which, if not managed properly, wil...
Article published the March 4, 2021:
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Seasonal effects on sow productivity
Parity effects on farrowing rate & litter size
Sow farm impact on wean-to-fi...
Article published the March 2, 2021:
A successful gestation feeding program is one that yields a large, vigorous litter of pigs and a healthy sow equipped with adequate mammary development and body nutrient stores to produce large qu...
Article published the December 17, 2020:
Sows in transition from gestation to lactation are in a period of dramatic physiological change due to high nutrient demands of rapidly growing fetuses in utero, parturition, and lactation. T...
Article published the September 11, 2020:
The U.S. swine industry is facing a significant change in production practices regarding gestation sow housing. Many pork producers across the United States are shifting from housing gestating sow...
Article published the August 26, 2020:
Lysine is the first limiting amino acid in corn-soybean meal-based swine diets. In order to maximize efficiency in all stages of production, the requirement of Lys needs to be determined. In lacta...
Article published the August 25, 2020:
In the wild, weaning in pigs is a long and progressive process that occurs between the 9th and 22nd week of age, allowing piglets a gradual transition from milk to solid foods . In addition,...
Article published the August 10, 2020:
Meat consumers have shown an increasing interest in purchasing products from more sustainable production systems that are considered more respectful of the environment and of animal welfare [1,...