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.
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Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University is leading an industry wide research effort on identifying specific factors leading to pelvic organ prolapses contributing to the higher mortality rate.
Total born, use of toxin binder, farrowing assistance and health status show an association with sow mortality due to uterine prolapses.
Joan Aparicio and Lluís Ferrer share their experience on how to prepare the replacement animals with Joan Wennberg.
One of the main tools to encourage the installation of extra lighting in the mating area is the data analysis, and more specifically the weaning-to-service interval.
Percentage of prolapsed sows has consistently increased every year, from 4.8 in 2012 to 10.2% in 2016.
Increasing feed intake in late gestation improves very little body weight gain of gilts and sows and increases stillborn rate.