7 considerations for improved sow performance

7 considerations for improved sow performance

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Diet composition, along with meal size, frequency and timing, influence performance of the sow and her piglets

Genetic and management developments have resulted in sows producing larger litters. This means longer farrowing times, increasing the importance of energy availability for sows in late gestation. Larger litters also influence colostrum and milk availability for each piglet. Attention should be paid to fiber level, energy availability and feed intake for each stage.