A Lincolnshire farm has seen piglet mortality fall as low as 0.5% in farrowing houses through investment in mechanised, sow-activated, crate flooring. When farm manager Ian Smith started working at Patrick Dean Piggery, Lincolnshire, 19 years ago, piglet mortality in the old-fashioned, solid-floor farrowing units stood at 13-15%, with overlaying in the four days after birth the main cause, killing about 10%. Watch the video of how the crate works and read the detail below. Overlaying – defined as crushing […]