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on November 15, 2016

12 tips for feeding hyperprolific lactating sows

Maximizing lactation feed intake in hyperprolific sows enhances future reproductive performance as well as piglet weaning weight and survivability.

The beneficial effects of increased feed intake during lactation on sow reproductive performance are well known. Sows with minimal body fat and protein loss during lactation take less time to return to estrus after weaning. In addition, subsequent litter size tends to be larger, depending on sow condition. For example…

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