Modern hyperprolific sows and their piglets face numerous challenges during their lives. Rearing a litter is not an easy task in itself, let alone with improved genetics resulting in increasing litter sizes, longer duration of farrowing, milk production being an issue, lower birth weight, decreased...

In the previous issue we covered the aspects of housing and nutrition of young breeding animals. This issue focuses on the newborn piglet, since the development of the animals in this phase (from birth until weaning) is a fundamentally important part of pork production. The number...

The abrupt development experienced in practically all fields of the economy was palpable also in the field of animal production and, within that, also in pig breeding. The technical parameters of the farms (number of piglets born, daily body weight gain, feed conversion ratio, etc.)...