Pork Technical Library
There is a predictable wean-to-service interval in weaned sows. Managing this predictability to save time to enhance the farm’s reproductive efficiency matters.
GUSTAVO CORDERO discusses how the application of a stimbiotic is an opportunity in sows to increase the fibrolytic species of the microbiota, increasing fiber digestion and increasing short chain fatty acid production, thereby acting similarly to the effect of soluble dietary fiber addition.
QIAO QINGYAN presents trials in China which clearly show that micro-enteral nutrition gives pigs an advantage earlier in life and helps to dramatically improve overall weight gain and reduce mortality.
The obvious question is, what is the boar’s impact on my farm? Using today’s (2022) technology, one boar could produce over 100,000 piglets a year! Therefore, it is vital that we understand how the boar works.