Effects of an Altered Suckling Method on Piglet Performance During Late Lactation and the Nursery Period

Researchers from Kansas State University reported to the 2013 Swine Industry Day that piglets reared according to a new suckling method performed as well as the controls in the nursery and there was less variation in weight. The method involved weaning heavier piglets of two litters at 18 days of age, pooling the remaining lighter ones onto both sows until weaning at 25 days of age.
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