As we are getting in to the early stages of farrowing our 2019 show pig crop, sometimes we need a reminder how important the environment for the farrowing house is. Keeping both the sows and the piglets comfortable is one of our top priorities, and because they require different things, can be slightly challenging. Keeping the environment ideal is just as important and matching up matings and the diets they get fed throughout their life!
Keeping the temperature at an ideal spot for both the sows and the piglets is probably the biggest struggle for most people. Piglets like it warmer the first 3 or so days of life, around that 85 degree mark, where sows are most comfortable around 60-65 degrees. To keep both comfortable as best we can, we keep our barn around 68-70 degrees. We do this with both an LB White Heater under the tarped room, and [ … ]
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Beginning in 2006, the Elite Swine Program has had one goal: Manufacture and deliver the highest quality base mixes and complete feed expected by our customers. We use only the highest quality ingredients in our base mixes. They are made in one centrally located place and more importantly manufactured by the same person - every bag, every ton. Understand, being the BIGGEST is not our goal, but being the BEST is.