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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