Keeping and Developing Productive Sows – Episode 25

19-minute listen

The Squeal 0025 – Sow Farm Management, Part 2: Culling and Replacement Rate The Squeal

Part II of II: Sows must be productive to earn their place on a farm. Selective culling is one way to continually improve herd performance and profitability.

During this episode, Jay Oliver, director of livestock production for Tosh Farms, Henry, Tennessee; Jose Piva, PIC Latin America Technical Services director, and Carlos Gonzalez, PIC U.S. Technical Services, explain why sows must meet expectations to remain in the herd. They recommend criteria to clarify and improve culling decisions for marginal animals.