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Replacement gilts: avoid ‘holes’ in the system

It is important that pig producers always have enough gilts available to serve, in the correct condition and at the required time. They should aim to maintain a replacement gilt pool of at least 12% of the target herd numbers.
So you need to be aware of and manage any holes coming up in the system, such as low service weeks when there has been a rise in cull rates or late returns among sows.

Good gilt management is the starting point of a productive breeding herd and will help improve the number of pigs weaned per sow per year, the aim of the BPEX Breed+3 initiative.

To download the 2TS Gilt Management pack, click here. www.bpex.org.uk/2TS/breeding/GiltManagement.aspx


By AHDBPork at 5 Mar 2013, 10:13 AM

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