26 Apr 2012, 13:04 PM
AHDB Pork Blog
Thought I'd share some of the pig headlines from the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) conference this week.
Apparently playing the radio increases piglet play behaviour and sow nursing behaviour. Piglets getting down to Lady Gaga was an interesting suggestion!
Also, on gilt management, Mr Cottney's results showed that ad lib feeding gilts after service doesn't affect no. born alive but reduces farrowing rate by 8.7%.
And, diets balanced properly using peas and beans instead of soya bean meal are no different in nitrogen balance and retention. Pulses look like a useful alternative to soya...
Click here to read the highlights on Twitter and, for full details, visit the BSAS website.
By AHDBPork at 26 Apr 2012, 13:04 PM