Archive Article: 1997/12/26

26 December 1997

Group-housed dry sow feeding a headache

Its no easy task feeding group housed dry sows to eliminate bullying and meet individual needs. That is a particular challenge facing pig producers investing in electronic sow feeding equipment.

To get the best out of such systems, which are the main alternative to stalls for individual feed control, both stockmen and the pigs in their care need adequate training.

In fact, dump feeding systems, often considered the cheaper and inferior option at less than half the cost, can work just as well when managed properly.

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