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Cool sows make piglets grow faster

Research at the Centre for Innovative Pig Farming at Sterksel in the Netherlands in focused at trying to discover economic ways of pig farming. In November last year a research was published, aimed at increasing farrowing sows' feed intake by keeping their pens cool. Both sow and litter benefited.



This article can also be found in Pig Progress Volume 22 number 2. To view the article online simply click on the link below.


Keywords: sterksel, sows, farrowing, nooyen flooring systems



Pig Progress, volume 23, no.6 2007

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