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Includes drafts (wind chill) Temperature of the floors, walls, floor type, bedding, closeness of other pigs, dampness A draft of 30 ft/min (34 MPH) lowers temp 7°F 90 feet/min (1 MPH) like 18°F drop in temp. Ideal Temperature Newborn 85-93°F Newborn with littermates 85-93°F Lactating Sow 60-70°F Indicates not to make the whole crate area hot for pigs Sows Successes Appetite Comfort Opposite: Cool for sow: Chilled pigs
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"layed ons" scours stress Farrowing Management Temperature Guidelines Sort pigs by sex if going to be a split sex feed in the finisher. Dry and heat room before moving pigs in Temperature: 88 - 90° 14 days old 86 - 88° 17 days old 82 - 84° 21 days old Typically increase 1 - 2°F/week Feeder management Keep feed fresh - fill daily 14-17 day old pigs, fill feeders 4-6 times a day, put feed on creep board. First two weeks - feed trough 75% covered with feed next two weeks 50% covered following two weeks 25% covered Check rooms daily: look at every pig check nipple waters, feed adjustment, unthrifty pigs When treating pigs: have color coded system RED - Monday, ORANGE - Tuesday, record the pen number. Work with vet on treatment injection or water medication Gruel feed SEW pigs - make slurry out of feed Note Laying patterns - are pigs piled on top of each other. pigs can be chilled draft, wetness, poor insulation in floor or foundation
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