Digital Magazine! Read the latest edition
NOW online Click here

Sow Management

What is the best way to manage sow herds? Gestating sows; has been a topical question for many years in Europe, Australia and the US. Moving away from sow stalls during gestation – what alternatives are available and what are the consequences? Lactating sows; ongoing animal welfare research points towards more freedom for sows during lactation.

Perhaps it is time to look at total sow management with a fresh pair of eyes…

Sponsored Articles

A high health gilt is being moved to a different compartment.

High health gilts in practice

High health gilts are known for good productivity performance - delivering large and robust litters and securing...

Editorial Articles

Many styles of crates or stalls exist. The fronts may be perpendicular with the floor…

Sow stalls – a brief history

There was a time when pigs and sows were held in fenced pastures or outdoor pens. With the growing demand for...