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?
PigCHAMP Pro Europa, SL. Spain
She was born in Alcalá la Real (Jaén) in 1985. She is the daughter of pig farmers. She graduated in Veterinary Medicine/Science from the University of Córdoba in 2008. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Animal Husbandry and Sustainable Stockbreeding in 2009. In January 2010 she started working at the R+D Department at PigCHAMP Pro Europa, S.L., and a year later she began with carrying out training activities occasionally, until, in 2013, she became part of the company’s Production Improvement Service, included in the Data Management and Analysis Department, acting as a consultant to farms and other veterinary colleagues through the combination of data analyses and the training on different subjects.
Updated CV 26-Jan-2018
The key lies in gilt management ...
Returns increase in a PRRS-positive farm in the middle of a census increase plus a change of management in the batch farrowing system, from 3 weeks to 1.
One of the main tools to encourage the installation of extra lighting in the mating area is the data analysis, and more specifically the weaning-to-service interval.
The article explains how to manage nurse sows in 3-week batch farrowing systems with a practical example.
This second part deals with the problems caused by not recording properly the cause of abortions, sows and piglets deaths, nurse sows and hormonal treatments.
This first part deals with backward and impossible data, i.e. the sows that are no longer in the farm but still appear both in the management softwatre and the 100% delivery rates in gilts.