Phase Feeding Research Offers Food for Thought
Parity-segregated phase feeding is an option to help reduce feed costs by reducing overfeeding of gestating sows while ensuring their energy and amino acid needs are met. Sows each have different nutritional needs during gestation and parity, so two separate diets are used and blended to meet these individual needs. It helps maintain the ideal body condition for the sows since they are fed exactly what is needed, not too much or too little. If body condition changes, adjustments can be made to the feeder to ensure that they are in the condition that is ideal for the producer.
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