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.
A farrow-to-finish farm went from 10% to 50% of returns to oestrus, and almost 90% of them were regular.
The key lies in gilt management ...
Occasionally, breeders end up using semen with a suboptimal fertilizing ability due to inadequate storage conditions.
We talk about weight and age at mating, stall adaptation, flushing, how to perform heat detection and insemination, the convenience or inconvenience of segregating the gilts
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.