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Garth Pig Stockmanship Standards

Feeding in the farrowing house

Section: Stockmanship Standards

Feeding in the farrowing house

Sow Number : .................................

Date Entered House : ............................

Assuming a standard good quality lactation ration of 18% protein, 14 MJ DE, 1% Lysine

Before entry into the farrowing house check the water supply

Feeding in the farrowing house
Day AM (kg) Ate Water Initial PM (kg) Ate Water Initial
-5 1.5       0      
-4 1.5       0      
-3 1.5       0      
-2 1.5       0      
-1 1.5       0      
Feed the sow some bran
Due date 1       0      
1 1       1      
2 1       1      
3 1.5       1      
4 2       1.5      
5 2       2      
6 2.5       2      
7 2.5       2.5      
8 3       2.5      
9 3       3      
10 3       3      
11 3       3      
12 3.5       3      
13 3.5       3.5      
Introduce creep to the piglets. Small amounts and often
14 4       3.5      
15 4       4      
16 4.5       4      
17 4.5       4.5      
18 5       4.5      
19 5       5      
20 5       5      
21 5       5      
22 5       5      
23 5       5      
24 5       5      
25 5       5      
26 5       5      
27 5       5      
28 5       5      

Things to note:
  • If the sow fails to eat properly, halve the feed level and start increasing again when she eats up, record actual consumption on this card

  • The water supply to the lactating sow must be 2 litres per minute. At peak lactation she can drink over 40 litres (10 gallons) per day

  • Regularly check your feeding bucket / scoop for actual weight of food being fed

  • This feeding regime provides 6.3 kg per day for 21 day weaning, 6.8 kg a day for 24 day weaning and 7.2 kg a day for 28 day weaning

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