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Gestating sows may not digest calcium or phosphorus as well as growing pigs.
Sows can wean litter weights of over 115 kg at 28 days of age and pigs with low birth weights can have feed efficiency ratios under 2.4 during the finishing
Researchers from Aarhus University among the first to study condition of cull sows on day of transportation to slaughter.
Producers are increasing docility and maintaining efficiency with group sow housing.
Danish study identifies risk factors connected to the deterioration of the sows’ condition during transport to slaughter.
Adding spray-dried porcine plasma to the diets of older sows may improve piglet survival, performance and weaning weight, say researchers.
Gestating sows digest energy in diets more efficiently than growing gilts, according to a recent study from the University of Illinois that is shedding light on
Somatic cell count, endotoxins and mycotoxins are seemingly forgotten threats in sow colostrum and milk that may negatively affect piglets.
Liquid methionine added to diets for lactating sows leads to both more fat and lactose concentration in the milk as well as a better gut absorption of nutrients
Times are long gone when supplying minerals to pigs was a matter of one-size-fits-all. Sows have a different demand, depending on their parity, size and litter