October 15, 2011 Blueprint Issue

The push to hit 30-pigs/sow/year production target, or more, presents new challenges and new debates about the impact these efforts will have on gestating and lactating sows, pig birthweights and weaning weights, subsequent grow-finish performance and sow longevity. As the industry strives to achieve this higher reproductive milestone, the health and dietary demands on sows become increasingly important, the impact on pig flows and facilities is magnified, and the bar to capture full genetic potential is raised.

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