Pre-farrowing Preparation and Management – Episode 31

18-minute listen

The Squeal 0031 – Day One Pig Care, Part 2: Pre-Farrowing Preparation, Personnel, And Colostrum Management The Squeal

Part II of III: Successful farrowing starts a long time before the birth of the piglets. What does your team need to do to ensure they’re ready when farrowing day comes?

In this podcast, Steve Horton, sow farm supervisor for Thomas Livestock; Kendall Weger, PIC Global Technical Services, and Pedro Mosqueira, PIC Technical Services, discuss the importance of proper body condition, farrowing room preparation protocols, birthing assistance protocols and staff training. They also explore sow nutrition management and colostrum management practices.