The hoppers and the feeders will condition our ability for attaining maximum feed consumption.
This feeding system has a great return on investment, especially for the lactating sows, and even more in hot areas.
Constipation is one of the factors that are involved in pre weaning piglet mortality.
One of the most frequent recommendations for improving the feed consumption in sows during lactation is using pelleted feed instead of meal. Nevertheless, this recommendation is not very well supported by experimental evidences.
The performance decrease suffered by the piglets when weaned is one of the most worrying factors at the pig farms.
The sow must be able to store enough calcium during the pregnancy to face the possible mobilizations during the lactation.
The decrease in the level of protein seems to be a promising strategy to increase the intramuscular fat, as long as the lysine level is adapted to the to the kind of pig used.