The disadvantage of some boxes is that some piglets are too big and lively and jump off easily.
Traditional culling policies have a threshold number of farrowings after which sows are culled —after weaning. But, what would happen if this policy were to be modified to actually consider the performance of each sow?
A system to check your all-in-all-out management and the consecuences of violating internal biosecurity practices.
Minimizing sow losses in the initial cycles has three positive effects for the economic efficiency of the farm
Great care is needed particularly when handling young pigs above 6kg/3 weeks of age, to avoid causing lasting damage.
A simple, economical and practical trick is to identify the replacement gilts with tags of different colours according to the batch they belong to.
Captive bolt humane stunners do not kill larger growing pigs or adults, they render the pig unconscious. Further action is needed to ensure the pig is dead.
To achieve a good feed intake it is essential to reach adequate water consumption