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Articles by Dean Boyd

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Split-herd feeding helps the senior sow

Litter size has been improved at a large American production company by applying different feeding strategies for young and mature sows so that the supply of micro-nutrients is equalised across parities.
Litter size has been improved by applying different feeding strategies for young and mature sows so that the supply of micro-nutrients is equalised across parities.
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Sow mineral supplies decline with age

Unless feeding in pregnancy is adjusted according to age, a widening gap will appear between the sow's intake of micro-nutrients and her increasing requirements for body maintenance and reproduction.
Unless feeding in pregnancy is adjusted according to age, a widening gap will appear between the sow's intake of micro-nutrients and her increasing requirements for body maintenance and reproduction.
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