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N&H TOPLINE: More daily feedings for sows may reduce frequency of stillborns

Danish research suggests feeding frequency influences farrowing success, while large studies in Kansas verify current sow feeding allowances.

If sows are fed at least three times daily, they will pay it back in the form of a shorter farrowing process and considerably fewer stillborn piglets, according to a new study carried out by scientists with the department of animal science at Aarhus University in Denmark.

The new research found that the farrowing process lengthened as the time from the sow's last meal to initiation of farrowing increased.

The results are based on a study at AU-Foulum, where scientists have man

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