Do gilts with greater backfat thickness produce more milk?
How much space is needed to optimise performance with the current slaughter weights?
The two measures studied would allow to reduce liveweight variability at slaughter by 10-15%.
The use of a thermometer or other technologies not so usual such as thermography for diagnosing sensitive situations cheaply, easily and objectively.
Practical implications of a study that analyzes the consequences of litter standardization by weight or number and the supply of creep feeding.
Energy intake based on body condition differs greatly from the energy adult sows require. Moreover, the NRC clearly overestimates the sows' maintenance requirements.
Various strategies are discussed: offering up to 3 different types of feed, budget feeding, density of piglets per feeder space, ...
Although dispersion in the farrowing quarters is decisive in the final dispersion, we can take steps to correct some of this dispersion in the nursery.