Five ways to reduce heat stress in pigs this summer

Five ways to reduce heat stress in pigs this summer

THE heat is almost on: If the Old Farmer's Almanac maintains its 80% accuracy rating, the summer of 2015 will be hot and dry.

So, what can pig producers do now to prepare their barn?

Heat can create significant stress for pigs, often causing agitation and affecting their eating habits, Alltech said in a news release.

When pigs eat less, they convert less feed into muscle, thus reducing their av

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