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Automated system for gruel feeding young piglets

Gruel feeding is an effective but labor intensive practice that helps underprivileged piglets increase their nutrient intake and remain healthy.
The process of weaning is a particularly stressful time in a piglet's life with a huge impact on post-weaning performance. At weaning, the piglet has to cope with a number of challenges simultaneously; one of the biggest is the loss of its mother - the provider of food, warmth, comfort and a secure social structure. 
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