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a litter of piglets
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Check out the farrowing pen The Homestead Redhead and her husband designed at Grit.com, and turn to Page 66 to learn all about raising pigs on pasture.
NPA chief executive Dr Zoe Davies said, "Farrowing crates are used on about half of Britain's pig farms, to protect piglets and stockpeople from injury.
Nevertheless, the intravaginal route for progestagens administration has not been adequately studied for farrowing control in swine.
The third experiment was conducted to test a protocol to prevent farrowing on weekends in a commercial swine herd by delaying parturition using IVDs impregnated with MPA (during May 2011 to December 2011).
Selected combinations of three different dry sow housing systems and two types of farrowing pen were used for housing treatments.
The individual farrowing pens consisted of a metal bar crate, built on a metal tri-bar slatted floor, 235 cm in length and 215 cm in width.
FARROWING RATE NEEDED SOWS 100% 1,000 90% 1,111 80% 1,250 70% 1,333 60% 1,667 Litter size contributes importantly to a high number of PPSY, but less so than does nonproductive days.
These factors, while important, should not be the focus of efforts toward increasing PPSY unless the farrowing rate and the number of nonproductive days are already well under control.
"The farrowing shed is only a couple of hundred yards from the house and there was a store of 90 tons of fertiliser next to it."
Mr and Mrs Morris released their cattle - housed alongside the farrowing shed - to safety.
These included: age at first estrus, age at second estrus (date served), age at first farrowing, days of pregnancy (gestation length), farrowing duration (hours).
Sows changing from lose housing to confinement at farrowing had longer gestation length (p<0.001).