If feed intake during lactation is maximised, the sow has a greater ability to produce milk for her piglets and she will lose less weight during lactation. This results in higher weaning weights and enhanced overall lifetime performance of her piglets.
This project will give us an understanding of how sow body condition during gestation and lactation can be managed to improve reproductive and lactation performance, thereby increasing overall herd productivity and efficiency.
Value for producers:
- Improve sow herd productivity and efficiency