The authors share their experience on tail biting risk factors identification as well as the production of non-docked pigs.
There are casualties in the farrowing unit due to poor colostrum intake but, how many are there really? Are they just being classified as non-viable piglets?
The goal is to improve the piglets’ starter feed consumption in the farrowing pens.
The use of a thermometer or other technologies not so usual such as thermography for diagnosing sensitive situations cheaply, easily and objectively.
The key lies in gilt management ...
Occasionally, breeders end up using semen with a suboptimal fertilizing ability due to inadequate storage conditions.
By writing down the sow’s number directly onto a piece of paper or a card we do not lose information
More attractive for the pigs, more comfortable for farmers.