The number of sows that suffer some kind of leg injury is much higher than is apparent, and even more so in second farrowings.
Pig farms data analysis
Apparently, lameness problems amount to just 5% of the causes for sending pigs to slaughter...
The month of the sow's birth affects the number of piglets born alive in the first farrowing.
We can predict a sow's production based on the number of piglets born alive at first farrowing. In addition, the best sows' performance will outdo the others' continuously.
We present the first results obtained by cross-matching data from different sources: production / reproduction data with data from feeding machines.
A new revolution is about to reach the swine sector, we are talking about new information management.
This article explains how the massive use of hormones helps synchronize heats and farrowings when workload scheduling, synchronization and production rates stability are priorities.