In order to ensure the future performance of sows and piglets, proper feed management and nutrition are key
Optimizing feed intake is one of the biggest challenges to managing the lactating sow. If feed intake isn’t sufficient to meet the nutritional needs of sows, the result is a negative energy balance. This will cause weight loss, subsequently affecting performance and longevity in the herd. Milk production will also be affected, negatively affecting piglet growth rate.