Flashcards in Porcine Deck (16):
How can you tell if a sow is in heat?
Push on her rear
When do sows come into heat?
2 days after her piglets are weaned But is unproductive. Breed 4-7 days after weaning.
If second heat is missed when will a sow come back into heat
In 21 days
How big are litters?
What is done after birth?
Dock tail, cut teeth, castrate, administer iron
When are piglets weaned?
How warm should a farrowing crate be?
68 degrees with heat lamps
How warm should the nursery be?
Characteristics of a finishing barn.
Cooler temp, slated floors
Produce large litters and are better mothers.
Meatier and grow faster.