Group sow housing: No one size fits all

Group sow housing: No one size fits all

group sow housing or stalls combo

The key is finding what works for you.       Pork producers continuously surpass productivity levels because of years of trial, error and refinement. Management is key and what works for one producer, the pigs, staff or facilities may not work... (more...)

SLP: The Next Step in Sow Productivity Measures

sow lifetime productivity

Sow lifetime productivity more fully represents total farm impact. Pigs per sow per year (PSY) has become the gold standard of sow productivity measures. But what does it really tell you? If a female pig weans 12 pigs in her first... (more...)

Gestation Feeding Sets the Stage for Piglet Quality, Sow Condition

gestation feeding piglet quality

One thing is certain, within a sow herd there is constant change. Simply by the fact that a sow moves from one parity to the next brings forth a change. Small changes in litter size can have a big impact on the lactation demands placed on a sow. Appetite,... (more...)

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