Side-by-side farrowing stalls with piglets
Over the years litter size has increased which has reduced the uterine space available for fetal growth and development of piglets As a result individual piglet weights have decreasedPigs with a lower birth weight typically have less chance for survival or weigh less at weaning and market mdash all factors that can erode a farmrsquos profitsA Kansas State University research team investigated nutritional options to improve piglet birth weight In this study researchers took a closer look
Side-by-side farrowing stalls with piglets
Gilts in a group housing pen
sow and litter
Is farrowing crate design a constraint to weaning average
Figure 1. The concept behind the sow body condition caliper
Is farrowing crate design a constraint to weaning average
Topigs Norsvin new facility in Canada
The boar may make several attempts to mount