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Stotfold Lactation Feed Scale

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Stotfold Lactation Feed Scale

Stotfold Lactation Feed Scale
First 10 days
(All sows/Gilts)
  Sow Identification
Day Kg Fed   Total Fed:
1 Kg 2.5   Date Farrowed (Day 1)
2 Kg 3.0  
3 Kg 3.5 Notes:
4 Kg 4.0  
5 Kg 4.5  
6 Kg 5.0  
7 Kg 5.5  
8 Kg 6.0  
9 Kg 6.5  
10 Kg 7.0  
Gilt: < 10 piglets
Sow: < 9 piglets
Gilt: 10 piglets
Sow: 9 piglets
Gilt:   11 piglets
Sow: 10 piglets
Gilt:   12 piglets
Sow: 11 piglets
Gilt:   13 piglets
Sow: 12 piglets
Day Kg Fed Day Kg Fed Day Kg Fed Day Kg Fed Day Kg Fed
11 7.0   11 7.5   11 7.5   11 7.5   11 7.5  
12 7.0   12 7.5   12 8.0   12 8.0   12 8.0  
13 7.5   13 8.0   13 8.5   13 8.5   13 8.5  
14 7.5   14 8.0   14 8.5   14 9.0   14 9.0  
15 8.0   15 8.5   15 9.0   15 9.5   15 9.5  
16 8.0   16 8.5   16 9.0   16 9.5   16 10.0  
17 8.5   17 9.0   17 9.5   17 10.0   17 10.5  
18 8.5   18 9.0   18 9.5   18 10.0   18 10.5  
19 9.0   19 9.5   19 10.0   19 10.5   19 11.0  
20 9.0   20 9.5   20 10.0   20 10.5   20 11.0  
21 9.5   21 10.0   21 10.5   21 11.0   21 11.5  
22 9.5   22 10.0   22 10.5   22 11.0   22 11.5  
23 9.5   23 10.0   23 10.5   23 11.0   23 11.5  
24 9.5   24 10.0   24 10.5   24 11.0   24 11.5  
25 9.5   25 10.0   25 10.5   25 11.0   25 11.5  
26 9.5   26 10.0   26 10.5   26 11.0   26 11.5  
27 9.5   27 10.0   27 10.5   27 11.0   27 11.5  

Notes on how to use the feed scale
  1. Assess piglet and sow condition on Day 10.

  2. Select appropriate scale consistent with piglet number and rearing ability of sow (e.g. a highly productive sow with 10 piglets may require the feed scale for a sow with 11 piglets).

  3. Where deviations from the scale are appropriate (either up or down) record the amounts consumed in the 'Fed' column.

  4. Cross off the days in the 'Day' column as lactation progresses - allowing relief stock persons to refer to and maintain correct feed intake levels.

  5. Record alterations to piglet numbers and change to the appropriate scale.

  6. Feed lactating animals at least twice per day.

  7. Two-diet feeding system is recommended; the lactating sow requiring higher energy and lysine levels than the pregnant sow.

  8. Ensure an adequate water supply. Sow drinkers should flow at least 1.5 litres per minute. Piglet drinkers at 300 mls per minute.

  9. Ensure correct room temperature. As sow feed intake increases, room temperature should reduce from 20?C to 16?C. Maintain at 16?C for the last 10 days of lactation.

  10. When day time temperatures are high, feed one third of the daily requirement am & two thirds pm.


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Buy Pig Stockmanship Standards Extracted from Garth Pig Stockmanship Standards*
written by Dr John Carr.

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