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"V" notcher 2. notch all males or females 3. leave at least 1/4 inch between notches Castration - 1. scalpel or sidecutter 2. disinfect your tools Weaning Pig will lose weight at weaning. Goal: regain weight loss within 2-3 days Provide fresh feed at least 3 times per day. Weight Week Goal Weight 3 12 4 16 5 20 6 24 7 30 8 38 9 46
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10 56 Nursery Warm, dry and draft free Easy to clean and disinfect Floor surface with 50-60% open space
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Woven wire, plastic coated expanded metal best Concrete slats - by far last choice Interior walls - durable easy to clean and disinfect Epoxy painted masonry block or plywood Fiberglass sheets 3 week weaning 85° for the first two weeks Drop 3°F per week to 70-75°F For 8 week old pigs Consider a comfort board 2 x 4 ft. Plywood with 2 in. ridge back Use heat lamp (raise with time) Pig Size Floor Space/sq. ft. 15-30 lbs 2-2.5 30-60 lbs. 4 Pig in cages to 40 lbs 2-2.5 Pens with less than 15 pigs perform better. One waterer for every 8 pigs > or equal to 12 pigs definitely need 2 waterers. Feeder outside the pen; 2-3 inch feeder space per pig. Avoid drafts -- tempered, well mixed air 5°F temp drop or 10% increase in humidity can worsen the effect of scours. Total-slotted floors allow moisture from manure to drain into the pit instead of having to be evaporated. This reduces by about 50 percent the moisture load which must be removed by the ventilation system, compared with solid floors. Partly-slotted floors will remove about 15 percent of the moisture, compared to solid floors.
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Effective Temperature Effective environmental temperature
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