A large collaborative research project, involving input from 104 U.S. farms representing 385,000 sows, provided good data relating to this issue in the industry.
We do not expect the staff at the farm to be veterinarians, however, some training could help the crew be a little more specific on what the sows are dying from.
Results from recent research demonstrate that hybrid rye is a suitable ingredient for gestating and lactating sows.
The greatest advantage to going to batch farrowing often comes in improved finisher performance, with lower death loss, better feed conversion and lower treatment costs.
Continual evaluation of the fallout management program should be a top priority to capitalize on a population of piglets that can add economic value if managed properly.
Rising stars are finding solutions to some of the pork industry’s most daunting challenges.
Every sow farm must include their semen provider when thinking about biosecurity.