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Git and Sow Management Guidelines - PIC

GROUP HOUSING

This section gives an overview of sow housing options. There are different types of group housing systems and each has pros and cons. Regardless of the type of sow housing, PIC recommends to have the same production targets as in individually housed facilities.

Git and Sow Management Guidelines - PIC

FLOWS AND GROUP SIZE
Different flows can be implemented to optimize the performance in each type of group housing system. The flows can differ in terms of mixing time (pre- or post-implantation) and group integrity (static or dynamic). The size of the farm and breeding groups will also be a factor for optimal performance.

Git and Sow Management Guidelines - PIC

ESF
ESF, or Electronic Sow Feeding, is one of the available options of feeding in group housing in the industry. This system can also be a platform on top of which more technology for the daily farm management can be applied.

Git and Sow Management Guidelines - PIC

TROUBLE-SHOOTING
The most common issues reported by producers across the globe in group housing are (1) aggressions, (2) low retention and (3) poor farrowing rate.

Git and Sow Management Guidelines - PIC
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