Jason Ross
Sow with a large litter of white pigs
Newborn piglets nursing on their sow
large litter of piglets nursing on a sow
The first key to minimizing fallout piglets is reviewing Day 1 care with the farrowing attendants. Ensure that caretakers are keeping litters as intact as possible by fostering on or off only piglets that do not fit within the litter.
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pen of boars
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Picture showing white sows in farrowing stalls.
Research at North Carolina State University shows that increasing the number of functional teats at farrowing will enhance piglet survival.