The results show that digestibility of the same diets is indeed higher for gestating and lactating sows than it is for growing pigs.
Senior Researcher Animal Nutrition
October 1997 – Present (14 years 5 months)
FNM sectie VVM
May 1996 – October 1997 (1 year 6 months)
Researcher application of electronic identification in pig production
Research Institute for Pig Husbandry
March 1992 – May 1996 (4 years 3 months)
During this period I did my PhD, Control of individual daily growth in group-housed pigs using feeding stations
Extention officer pig husbandry
Consulentschap voor de varkens- en pluimveehouderij Gelderland
March 1985 – September 1989 (4 years 7 months)
Wageningen Universiteit en Researchcentrum
Dr. ir., Animal Nutrition and Husbandry
1989 – 1992
HAS Den Bosch
Ing, Pig and Poultry Husbandry and Nutrition
1979 – 1983
Updated CV 14-Jun-2012
Making use of the NET energy system for sows to formulate feeds makes it possible to achieve a smooth transition from gestation to lactation diets, which makes the transition period around farrowing easier for the sows.
Constipation is one of the factors that are involved in pre weaning piglet mortality.
Modern sows are able to produce over 70 weaned piglets during their productive live.