Is it worth to purchase hyperprolific sows for my farm?
PigCHAMP Pro Europa. Spain
Born in Segovia in 1976, Maria became a licensed veterinarian in 1999 with a degree from UCM, and in 2000 she began working at the Proinserga R+D Department. She then moved on to PigCHAMP Pro Europa, S.L. in November of 2000.
Since then she has worked on company management and data analysis, developing protocols for the department such as data collection, data introduction, farm management, production data analysis and consulting, presentations and papers in both international and national congresses and conventions, writing articles for different magazines and websites, as well as sales work, customer service, and personnel training. She is currently the director of the department.
Updated CV 16-May-2012
It is not only related to NPDs, but it can also have a greater impact than we first thought.
One of the indices that is generating much interest is the one referred to the number of weaned piglets per sow lifetime (WSL). This index refers to the total number of piglets that a sow has weaned throughout its productive life.
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?
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.