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- Prepare farrowing rooms.
- Make sure sows are ready.
- Evaluate environment daily.
- Separate sow from the herd.
- Work to reduce stillbirths.
- Warm up and dry off all piglets.
- Ensure all pigs receive a good dose of colostrum.
- Minimize transfers.
- Don't ignore fallbacks or starveouts.
- Evaluate the sow after farrowing for health and nursing ability to keep pigs alive and thriving.
|Posted on June 24, 2015 at 9:55 PM||comments (0)|
Today was a good day. My dad and I got so much done. We fed the hogs watermelon today! It was fun to watch them fight over the melons and run from each other. Alot like kids fighting over a toy. What was equally refreshing was that along with fresh water they were getting the water from the fruit that will ultimately keep them hydrated and cool in this heat. Along with whole corn/...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 16, 2015 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
My name is Leiandra. I operate, along with my father, a small family farm in south east Georgia called Dollison Farms. We are about 170 acres of cultivated land and the remainder is pasture land with two 10 stall farrowing houses fully equipped with water. About a year ago my father and I were discussing the farm and the crops he'd planted that year but, something was different about his conversation. ...Read Full Post »