Results showed that the SEHM provided a warmer creep environment for the piglets, did not impact ADG, reduced laid-on mortalities and consumed less electricity.
Benefits vary by weight of piglets.
Total born is not as strong of an indicator as gilt farrowing rate, but it is still a very good indicator.
Director of Pork Industry Institute says product could help replenish pig farms in China hit hard by spread of African swine fever.
A review of how gilts are handled before breeding is probably needed if you want to improve overall herd farrowing rate.
Findings from a recent study showcase the vulnerability of various sow parities in relation to culling types in swine herds of Midwest U.S.
Give farm team the 'what,' 'why' and 'how' to be engaged in processes.
Hour-long "Addressing Farrowing House Scours — Field and Lab Perspectives" webinar will be 1 p.m. Central Dec. 5.