articles about fosteringTags
Practical implications of a study that analyzes the consequences of litter standardization by weight or number and the supply of creep feeding.
If we decide to use foster sows to wean the "extra" piglets farrowed by hyper-prolific sows, we must decide which system is best suited to our farm and our management conditions.
Although piglet birth weight is the most influential factor affecting piglet survival other behavioral factors such as vitality and vigor of piglets at birth contribute to the overall likelihood of the offspring surviving.
The trick consists in selecting the appropriate foster sows and marking them on the back with the maximum number of pigs that they can take care of.