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