Piglets have little difficulty finding the feeder but piglets that were not exposed to creep feed during lactation do not recognize the feed as food when weaned.
Growth models can be a useful tool for decision making, allowing us to consider, simultaneously, multiple variables and showing us trends when facing different alternatives.
Pigs in a commercial environment are consistently exposed to (sub) clinical infections and stressors, and systemic responses to such challenges significantly reduce the growth potential of modern pigs.
At a moment in which the prices of the raw materials, although they are giving us a break, are still very high, it is essential to take some time to think about the use of enzymes in swine.
Different systems allow the sows to eat several times a day. In some of them we are the ones who decide, in other ones it is the sows.
The use of two different feeds for the sows in the farrowing quarters is not always easy at a logistical level.
The weaning-to-service interval is a short but vital period regarding the productivity of the sow.