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Monday, 4 April 2011

Be there at farrowing

Being present at farrowing is critical to ensure the birth process goes smoothly and piglets get off to a good start. If it is not always possible on your unit currently, consider altering routines or introducing a rota to provide cover at this crucial time. You could also talk to your vet about the practicalities of using products to promote farrowing during the daytime, when you can be there to monitor it. There are more tips on newborn management in 2TS Action for Productivity fact-sheet no. 14, which is part of the 2TS Farrowing Pack.

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