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on December 14, 2016

How to train gilts for electronic sow feeding systems

Thoroughly-trained gilts develop into comfortable and productive sows.

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Gilt training sets the stage for success for every sow in your herd. Thoroughly trained gilts develop into comfortable and productive sows in group gestation pens with electronic sow feeding (ESF). If you are seeking ways to improve sow performance in your operation, this article can help you.

Read the entire article to learn how to train gilts for electronic sow feeding systems

Gilt training isn’t difficult, and planning for it shouldn’t be either. Even if you think you’re doing everything right in gilt training, it can be worth taking a hard look at your protocols.

In this article, you'll find the answers to these questions: 

  • Are the steps I’ve designed easy for my gilts to follow?
  • Are my gilt training protocols easy for my employees?

You want to do everything you can to keep your sows comfortable and eating well, and gilt training is one way to help them. When is the last time you reviewed your gilt training protocols? Are they working as well in the pens as you expected? Could they be better? Read the full article to learn more.

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