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Friday, 25 January 2013

'Strawing up’ correctly helps reduce piglet mortality


'Strawing up’ farrowing arcs correctly is a critical to help reduce pre-weaning mortality on outdoor units, particularly in colder weather. Newborn piglets need a warm, dry environment and easy access to teats, so check whether more straw is needed just prior to farrowing.
For tips on strawing up see 2TS Action for Productivity number 2: www.bpex.org.uk/2TS/publications/

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