Effect Of Weaning Age on Sow Herd Performance

By Dr. Todd See, Swine Genetics Specialist, North Carolina State University - The average piglet weaning age in the United States declined from 28.8 days to 19.3 days between 1990 and 2000, according to USDA figures. Early weaning allowed the production of healthier, more uniform pigs and improved lifetime productivity of the sows by allowing a herd to market more pigs per year.
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