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Creep Feeding in the Farrowing Room: Do the Outcomes Depend on Weaning Age?

27 May 2016, at 12:00am

Creep feed could benefit older weaned piglets by supplementing nutrients in sows’ milk. Additionally, it could aid the transition to solid feed at weaning, perhaps more of a benefit to the younger weaned piglet.

In our experiment, body weight at nursery exit was greater in piglets offered creep feed for one week prior to weaning, regardless of weaning age (3 vs 4 wk weaning). However, less than 4 % of the piglets weaned at 3 weeks of age showed evidence of creep feed consumption.

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