Thursday, August 3, 2017

Gestating sows probably need more feed

Federal researcher Dr. Chantal Farmer has found that gestating sows probably need more feed to boost their milk production.

She found they need as much feed during gestation as during lactation.

Farmer said this is becoming increasingly important because litters are becoming larger – an average of 10 compared with nine only three years ago.

Farmer conducts her research at the federal agriculture department’s center at Sherbrooke, Que.