There are casualties in the farrowing unit due to poor colostrum intake but, how many are there really? Are they just being classified as non-viable piglets?
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This trick tries to reduce the number of deaths by providing the piglets more resting space by using the corridor.
This time, Joan Wennberg discusses the different feeding and environmental control systems in the farrowing house with Heraclio Corchón and Javier Lorente
Sometimes, when working on the farm, we have to get up close to the sow to check its card in order to know its productive cycle. Or, whilst carrying piglets to be fostered, we ask ourselves, will that sow be a second parity one?
Lifting partitions in the farrowing unit allows piglets from different litters to mix, sharing teats and socializing.