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Ashcrow

  • Joined Oct 2023
Feeding quantity for Sow with piglets
« on: October 27, 2023, 09:11:25 am »
Hi All,

First time pig keeper here. I have a middle white sow with 9 piglets that are 5 weeks old and I'm a bit concerened she seems to be loosing a bit too much weight. She is a 18 month old first time farrowing sow. We are feeding the piglets creep feed growers pellets now so I was hoping this would take a bit of pressure off her. She gets a good 2 kg scoop of sow nuts 3 times a day but is always pacing up and down for more when she here's anybody about.

Is 6 to 7 kgs a day of sow nuts enough for her?

Thanks for your help in advance.

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Feeding quantity for Sow with piglets
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2023, 02:08:07 pm »
Sorry no one replied , rough guide  2 kg per sow + 0.5 kg per piglet  so 6.5 kg and you are feeding 6-7 so should be about right but since you said she was losing weight as 1st timer then maybe up it . Hopefully now you have or about to wean so she can recover
« Last Edit: November 13, 2023, 05:50:23 pm by shep53 »

harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Feeding quantity for Sow with piglets
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2023, 04:55:36 pm »
If she's hungry and losing condition then up the feed or wean her if the piglets are taking creep. Did you worm before she farrowed? And have you wormed the weaners yet?

 

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