Feed intake & Palatability

Sow feed intake: a global pig production challenge

Speaker: Prof Bruno SILVA (Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Appetite or voluntary feed intake is key to support sow performance. Improving palatability will allow better piglet performance and less sow bodyweight mobilization.

Poultry & Swine Conferences 2019

Swine: Managing Sows
Managing sows starts with improving their feed intake, particularly in lactation. Manipulating the feed composition to stimulate endogenous butyrate production, to improve quantity and quality of colostrum and milk will help to support prolificity and piglet performance.

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