sows in group housing

Feeding changes for gilts, sows prompt need for training

Kansas State study also looks at feed efficiency during gestation.

U.S. pork producers are transitioning away from using individual gestation crates and instead are housing gilts and sows in groups, but the change poses challenges, including the ability to monitor feed consumption for each animal.

To remedy that, producers increasingly have started using electronic sow feeding (ESF) systems in their farms, according to Kansas State University.

Even when sows or gilts are kept together in large groups, ESF systems allow animals to move into in

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