In recent years, pig farming has been characterised by minimum margins and great societal pressure. The technical results of a farm must be excellent in order to continue to be profitable despite the low returns. This can be achieved, for example, when animal health is optimal. And so pig health forms the basis for good operating results.
In pigs, animal health starts with the birth of the piglets. Top priority must be given not only to the litter size but also to the health and vitality of the sow and piglets. In porkers, nutrition and digestion plays an important role in animal health. Products such as organic acids are often used in order to optimise digestion, though their effectiveness tends to vary greatly in practice. Once again, it’s all in the details.
Fertility is extremely important in sow farming, and greatly influences the operating results. Keeping the sow in good condition, with appropriate feeding for each life phase, will ensure timely gestation and healthy piglet production. An optimum balance of vitamins and minerals is also essential, and requires an eye to detail.
Hygiene is an aspect which must never be overlooked throughout the pig farming sector. Plenty of attention is required for cleaning and maintenance of stalls and the interior. The drinking water too must be clean and free from any form of pollution if animals are to stay healthy and perform optimally.
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