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Swine Farm Overview
Sows Finishing Farrowing Nursery Hygienic entry

Sows

Improve the success rate of sow insemination, create a healty environment in the pregnancy area to maximize sow health and preventing cross-contamination before the transfer to the farrowing pen.

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Finishing

The finishing phase is financially the most important. The herd consumes the most feed  in this phase and animals stay in it for the longest period. Optimization and disease control significantly influence overall growth. Swine farm profitability and their efficiency highly depend on the performance in this phase.

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Farrowing

Reducing pathogen pressure on newborn piglets in the early stages of their life significantly improves their performance during their entire life-cycle.

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Nursery

Animals never get over a bad start, so it is critical to provide weaning piglets with healthy drinking water and an ideal germ-free growing environment to reach their full genetic potential.

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Hygienic entry

External biosecurity measures are aimed at keeping the pathogens outside the farm.

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Biosecurity programsfor pig farms

Sows

Sows are central to the swine industry as they are responsible the next generation of piglets. Sow farming involves a multifaceted approach that encompasses reproductive management, nutrition, health care, and welfare considerations. Sows face various common health challenges that can impact their reproductive lives.

What’s important to ensure the performance of sows?

Maintaining the health and wellbeing of sows is central in optimizing reproductive performance.  Minimize the health challenges by implementing biosecurity programs, including clean housing, strict protocols, and proper feeding and water management. Effective biosecurity programs translates to healthier sows, stronger piglets and enhanced profitability.

Common challenges

  • Heat stress: Can compromise the immune system of sows
  • Diseases: Introduction of new diseases into the herd and vertical transmission from sows to piglets
  • Poor Water Quality: can lead to poor water intake, digestive issues, health problems, reproduction impact and disease risk.
  • High levels of moisture: a high level of moisture has been connected to various health and management challenges.

Our HyCare biosecurity programs for sows

Dry living environment

A dry living environment is crucial for sows, it promotes comfort, reduces the risk of diseases, supports reproductive success by limiting bacterial growth, maintains foot and leg health, and aids in effective manure management. Proper ventilation, drainage, monitoring of water sources, and applying drying powders are necessary practices to maintain a dry living environment for sows.

Clean drinking water

Clean drinking water is crucial for sows in pig farming. It ensures proper hydration, supports milk production, aids nutrient absorption, regulates body temperature, promotes reproductive health, and prevents waterborne diseases. Regular monitoring of waterlines, water quality, sanitation, and sufficient water access are key to providing clean water for sows.

The HyCare clean drinking water program ensures the availability of healthy drinking water at all times.

Washing the sows

Washing the skin of sows with MS TopFoam Animal prior to transferring the sow to the farrowing housing, is an important to prevent the transmission of disease to newborn piglets.

A dry living environment is crucial for sows, it promotes comfort, reduces the risk of diseases, supports reproductive success by limiting bacterial growth, maintains foot and leg health, and aids in effective manure management. Proper ventilation, drainage, monitoring of water sources, and applying drying powders are necessary practices to maintain a dry living environment for sows.

Clean drinking water is crucial for sows in pig farming. It ensures proper hydration, supports milk production, aids nutrient absorption, regulates body temperature, promotes reproductive health, and prevents waterborne diseases. Regular monitoring of waterlines, water quality, sanitation, and sufficient water access are key to providing clean water for sows.

The HyCare clean drinking water program ensures the availability of healthy drinking water at all times.

Washing the skin of sows with MS TopFoam Animal prior to transferring the sow to the farrowing housing, is an important to prevent the transmission of disease to newborn piglets.

Contact our swine manager

John Witter
John Witter is a partner and founder of Schippers USA and the manager for the swine sector.

j.witter@schippersusa.com

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