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Adding organic iron in piglets drinking water during lactation may be an alternative to parenteral administration of inorganic iron.
Maximizing lactation feed intake in hyperprolific sows enhances future reproductive performance as well as piglet weaning weight and survivability.
Sows combining gestation and lactation are best fed on a high feeding level, with diets rich in starch. This results in a better condition recovery than feeding
Canadian research shows a partial reduction in milk production in early lactation reduces metabolic stress and immunosuppression in high yielding dairy cows
Feeding spray-dried plasma during transition improved milk yield and milk fat content of dairy cows in early lactation
Canola meal may support increased milk production in dairy cows compared to soybean meal when included in an early lactation ration, says researcher.
Sows have become more productive, resulting in more but vulnerable piglets. Simultaneously, sows endure large body weight losses during lactation.
Every pork producer expects sows to produce large litters of healthy piglets, all surviving the difficult days of birth and lactation.
These problems include milk fever, ketosis and metritis and are a direct result of shortcomings in dry cow management.
Limited forage growth this spring means producers may need to supplement cows with some type of concentrate or use high-quality hay.