That’s the message of speakers at the London Swine Conference to producers coping with today’s ‘hyperprolific’ sow
by KATE PROCTER
The challenges of managing large litter sizes have become more common as sows have become more prolific. The race to increase litter size and pigs weaned per sow per year has left some wondering if piglet viability has been sacrificed. In addition, the sow of 2010 is not the same animal as she was 20 years ago; she requires specialized management techniques.