Litter sizes achieved by your sows are often not properly understood. A greater litter size naturally brings into question the average weight of each piglet achieved. Generally, the average weights of the litters decrease with increasing piglet numbers due to competition within the uterine environment. However, a balance needs to be established, whereby there are sufficient numbers of born alive piglets, with good average weight and uniformity among the litter.
Birth mass & uniformity
Birth weights of the piglets in a litter are critical for the overall productivity of the individual piglets from that litter. Piglets that are born lighter, are at an immediate disadvantage, and never really fully recover to match counterparts who are born heavier at achieving slaughter weights. Similarly, uniformity is a large contributing factor, and the need for your sows to produce uniform litters with a good average weight is paramount. Our experts have developed products to ensure the reproductive potential of your sow is unlocked, to yield maximum results from your sows.
Wean to service interval
Wean to service interval is based on several variables and as a result our experts together with your nutritionists and veterinarians will assess your specific needs and formulate the most effective feed program from our range of specifically develop products. For more information on our specifically develop products, see below.
Severe condition losses by sows during the lactation phase can have a negative influence on her ability to re-conceive as well as influence the following litter size. Your nutritionist, along with our team of experts, can provide you with a solution to achieve your desired goals. Our premixes attend to the high demands of the modern sow, to best equip her to deal with her high demands.
The passive immunity of your sow is that that she receives when she herself is a piglet. As the pigs grow, they develop an acquired immunity to the specific environmental conditions and challenges they are exposed to. These vary from place to place, and mitigating steps are necessary to best manage the risk of a compromised immune system.
Gut integrity so to speak is the ‘engine room’ of the animal where optimal functionality will give your growers the best chance of reaching their genetic potential. Many nutritional factors may play a role in optimizing gut health; and our team, with your nutritionist, can offer high quality solutions.