What do you feed breeding gilts?

What do you feed breeding gilts?

Diets fed to replacement gilts up to 50 lb. are usually identical to those fed to all nursery pigs, with the same amounts of lysine, Ca and P. However, from 50 lb. to approximately 300 lb., we suggest diets that meet estimated lysine requirements but with the extra Ca and P as previously described.

Why do we reduce the feed intake of the gilt sow after mating?

Early gestation The feeding of the gilt just after mating differs from that of the mature sow, in that excessive feed intake during this period reduces embryo survival and hence potential litter size.

What to feed breeding pigs?

Most finishing diets have adequate concentrations of protein (15 % crude protein) and amino acids (0.7% total lysine or 25 g daily) to satisfy the developing gilt. Replacement gilts should be limit feed from the time they reach 220 to 230 lb until about two weeks prior to mating to improve the sow’s longevity.

How much do you feed a breeding sow?

The sow should be fed about 3kg (6lb) of Sow Breeder Pencils, Cakes or Meal a day. If the sow is suckling more than six piglets then she should be fed an extra 0.5kg per day per additional piglet. This can be reduced to 1.5-2kg after weaning.

How much should a pregnant gilt eat?

It is recommended that gilts be fed 4.5–5.0lb/day for the 2-3 days around the time of mating. All other sows can be assigned a regular feeding schedule (Table 1). On the majority of farms there is no advantage of feeding other than a constant daily intake from day 3 to 100 of gestation.

What do you feed sows?

A corn-soybean meal diet containing 0.60 to 0.65% lysine will meet the requirements of most sows. Because threonine requirements are higher for maintenance than many other amino acids, L-threonine must be added with L-lysine HCl if synthetic lysine is used in the diet.

How much are sows fed per day?

Gestation 12% feed For first 2.5 months 4 pounds each per day (monitor body condition)
Gestation 12% feed For the last 1.5 months up to 6 pounds each per day (monitor body condition)
Day of farrowing Water only, no feed
Lactation 17.6% feed 6 pounds per day for sow AND .5 pounds per piglet

What are the 3 type of feeds for swine?

There are three main types of liquid feeding systems: 1) Mixing high moisture ingredients to create a complete diet; 2) Remixing a dry complete diet with water; and 3) Feeding a liquid ingredient in addition to a dry complete feed.

What should you not feed pigs?

It’s ok to feed pigs uncontaminated fruits, vegetables, bread, grains, dairy, eggs, and vegetable oils. Do not feed pigs meat, fish, or their bones, oils, or juices, or ANY food that has touched these substances.

What do pregnant pigs need?

During the pregnancy the sow will need plenty of feed high in nutrients and will especially need more feed towards the end of the pregnancy. She should be given some feed high in nutrients e.g. grain and greenstuffs every day.

How much does a gilt eat per day?

gilt will be met with 3.25, 3.50, and 3.75 lb./day of a corn-soybean meal diet, respectively. These intake amounts assume all sows will be fed 6 lb./day from Day 100 to 114.

What is the best food for pregnant pigs?

How much feed does a sow need per day?

What do you feed pigs to grow fast?

As an energy source, choose a grain mix of barley, wheat, sorghum and corn for your pig’s diet. At least half the mix should be number two yellow corn. Though low in protein, it is considered a primary energy source in pig diets. It is also one of the most economical feedstuffs available for swine production.

How much do you feed a sow on day of weaning?

Sows or gilts weaning 11 pigs will need a mean lactation feed intake in excess of 94MJ DE per day to avoid excessive weight loss during lactation. This is the equivalent of 6.6kg of a diet containing 14.2MJ DE per kg.