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Mavis Hung

Mavis Hung, Ph.D., is an animal nutritionist with Anyou Biotechnology Group in China. Email:


pigs keeping cool in summer heat

10 tips for feeding sows during summer in China

China is a diverse country where temperatures can reach extremes in the South during the summer months, and feeding guidelines for sows must be adjusted accordingly.
In China, like everywhere in the world during hot months, sows, and especially lactating sows, suffer from reduced feed intake that affects their milk yield and subsequent reproductive performance. When it comes to nutrition, there several areas where we can help sows cope with summer heat stress.
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