Piglet Observation – Part V

Pre-weaning care of the Oxford Sandy and Black Piglet

Creating a non-competitive environment for your Oxford Sandy and Black piglet during the early stages of life is crucial for the smaller piglets, as previously explained in “Piglet Observation Part IV“. This environment can be established through cross-fostering.

Supplemental milk, such as sow replacement milk or goat’s milk, can effectively reduce the variation in birth weights, ensuring a more consistent growth to slaughter weight.

By combining these two management techniques, we can effectively control costs, rather than providing supplemental milk to a larger number of litters unnecessarily.

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