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Lactational milk

  • A rapid and straight forward birth process helps the production of normal lactation milk.
  • The amount of milk produced by the sow depends in some part on the vitality and number of piglets:
    • Only strong, active piglets suckling the udder stimulate milk production of the sow
    • Well timed and consistent milk intake by the piglets is important in maintaining the whole lactation of the sow.


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Strong and active piglets stimulate the sow to produce the maximum potential amount of milk. Sufficient water and feed intake by the sow is decisive in minimising the loss of body weight and back fat.