Although most pigs are housed in climate-controlled barns today, extreme winter weather conditions can take their toll. Watch for changes in your pigs' behavior to know if the cold temperatures are taking a toll.
No one says managing weaned pig startups is easy. A newly weaned pig has its share of challenges: maternal separation, transportation, commingling, transitioning diet, vaccination and environmental changes.
Pork producers have made tremendous strides in productivity - but consumers increasingly want to hear more about how the pork they enjoy eating makes productive use of limited resources, like energy, water and land.