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Reducing the number of nurse sows on the farm - TIPS FOR PIGS Reducing the number of nurse sows on the farm - TIPS FOR PIGS

Finding alternatives to reduce the number of nurse sows by maximising the number of suckling piglets per sow.

03/12/2016

Insemination with no hands - TIPS ON PIGS Insemination with no hands - TIPS ON PIGS

This trick consists in using a spring for holding the semen bag during the insemination. Using springs for the sows' self-insemination.

16/12/2016

Stimulate the sows as much as possible during their mating (G-spot) Stimulate the sows as much as possible during their mating (G-spot)

Mating the stimulated sows eases the sperm transport to the oviduct, where they meet the ova. Get to mate the sows, stimulated as much as possible by massaging

16/12/2016

Knowing the sows' age - TIPS ON PIGS Knowing the sows' age - TIPS ON PIGS

Using the year the sows enter in production for the sow's identification number.

16/12/2016

Supplementing water to lactating sows - TIPS ON PIGS Supplementing water to lactating sows - TIPS ON PIGS

There are different systems for carrying out this water delivery. Probably, the most common one is with a hose, but sometimes, the sows' troughs are not facing

16/12/2016

Control of the feed weight - TIPS ON PIGS Control of the feed weight - TIPS ON PIGS

We need to know, at all moments, which amount of feed are the sows eating, so we will weigh the feed at least once per week.

16/12/2016

Marking foster sows on the back with the number of piglets to adopt Marking foster sows on the back with the number of piglets to adopt

The trick consists in selecting the appropriate foster sows and marking them on the back with the maximum number of pigs that they can take care of.

16/12/2016

Feed strategies to protect sows from heat stress Feed strategies to protect sows from heat stress

Feed additives could do more than a dip in the sea to help reduce heat stress on sows during the hot summer months.

17/12/2016

12 tips for feeding hyperprolific lactating sows 12 tips for feeding hyperprolific lactating sows

Maximizing lactation feed intake in hyperprolific sows enhances future reproductive performance as well as piglet weaning weight and survivability.

17/12/2016

Liquid milk replacers - which one is best? Liquid milk replacers - which one is best?

The natural milk produced by sows is very rich in fat; about 8 percent on a liquid basis and 40 percent on a dry matter basis. Piglets have an enormous capacity

17/12/2016

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