According to research carried out at the Dutch Swine Innovation Centre (VIC Sterksel), gradual weaning of piglets at nine weeks of age seems to be a good strategy to prevent a postweaning growth check and to improve the behavior of piglets and growing/finishing pigs.
The development of piglets raised in a multi-suckling system was studied with abrupt weaning at an age of four weeks and gradual weaning with intermittent suckling at an age of nine weeks. The research, commissioned by th
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