Tag Archive: individual sow care, optimum sow care, production costs, sow longevity, sow mortality, sow well-being
Sep 04, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Measuring the direct and indirect costs of sow mortalityWhen breeding animals die, are culled prematurely, or need to be humanely euthanized, there are direct costs involved with the outcome, but the indirect costs are less obvious.
Aug 25, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Gilt selection: Too often overlooked in the sow mortality equationOne way to advance sow productivity and longevity is to select the right replacement-gilt candidates and prepare them properly for the job ahead.
Aug 10, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Caregivers play a leading role in individual sow care and longevityCaregiver management and training are top priorities on swine farms as productivity hinges on the outcome. Yet few things are more challenging.