Create maximum “pull”– give all you can to your offspring

    

Create maximum “pull”– give all you can to your offspring

Lactation curve

Milk production is at peak level on day 18 +/- 1 of lactation where up to about 16 litres/day is produced depending on:

  • Litter size and vitality of the suckling pigs
  • Genetic potential
  • Health status

The milk-intake of the piglets determines the milk offered by the sow. To produce this large amount of milk, the sow loses significant body condition by catabolizing body tissue i.e. fat.