All classes of pigs are susceptible to heat stress during summer, but sows are particularly sensitive around the time of farrowing and during lactation.
Wild boar
Sow farm manager Brittany Major in a freshly washed and limed room.
3D illustration of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
Hot summer sun beating down on a thermometer
Since the farrowing house roof collapsed on the side housing the older piglets, it afforded the Carthage team the opportunity to wean down in age, starting with the oldest piglets. At the youngest, piglets were shipped around 10 to 14 days of age.
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