Forward planning helps cut conception rate drop

Wragg, Simon
March 2007
Farmers Weekly;3/16/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 11, p43
Trade Publication
The article discusses the need for pig producers in Great Britain to check unit records to see how summer temperatures affect conception and farrowing rates and make provision to bring in extra replacements or retain older sows to maintain piglet numbers. According to veterinarians, fertility suffers as light intensity and daytime temperatures rise, typically from June to August.


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