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The importance of the sow's feed intake and the weaned piglet's weight

The most productive farms are not always the best. We must also bear in mind the weaned piglet's weight and the sow's feed intake.

Monday 29 September 2014 (3 years 5 months 18 days ago)


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susan ren30-Sep-2014 (3 years 5 months 17 days ago)

It is important for the sows to get the enough energe to keep body condition. If we feed as this article, it might lead the sow too thin to cull earlier. Actually,I think we needn't care how much the sow eat,we just watch the sow's BF change, keep them in good conditions.

Carlos Casanovas01-Oct-2014 (3 years 5 months 18 days ago)

Susan, I totally agree with you. If you take a look at the last slide you will see that I'm saying that achieving such a feed consumption and productivity is an excessively optimistic expectation. Maybe a little number of farms will be able to achieve that, but they need such an individual control of each animal feeding, reduce food waste and raise sows under optimal thermic conditions, so that its almost impossible. The objective of the article was to establish a potential goal that we could try to reach. On next chapters we will see why in practice, we are going far from that goal.
Thanks for your comment.

can you sent this article as swf to me ?

pig333Veterinary practitioner/consultant15-Jan-2015 (3 years 2 months 4 days ago)

Hi 2006zhangzijian,
this article is not flash and only can be viewed online.


thank you !

heavypigEducation/research28-Jan-2015 (3 years 1 months 19 days ago)

Nice to read. Hope to have more in the future that specifically tackles sow's health and productivity. Thanks!


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