Production Efficiency

SEV 3-5 Voluntary feed intake in lactating sows

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Speaker: Professor Bruno Silva, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Institute of Agricultural Sciences ICA in Brazil

Sow feed intake is important because sows are becoming more productive thanks to the continuous genetic improvement by pig breeding companies. This increase in litter size places a huge burden on the sow to feed her litter. For the sows, the objective is simple: supplying more milk – and for that purpose, they need to eat.
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