Immunoglobulins in sow diets: New frontier to be crossed

Immunoglobulins in sow diets: New frontier to be crossed

Should we consider immunoglobulins as a tool in enhancing sow productivity in light of the demands of modern hyper-prolific genetics?

Modern, hyper-prolific genetics have changed the way we feed sows, particularly lactating ones. The reason is simple: sows now produce more piglets, but they have not increased their milk yield accordingly. Yes, they produce more milk than before, but not enough for all piglets, which, by the way, are born with a lower body weight. Thus, not only are piglets weaker, but they also get to share an inadequate supply of milk.