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Producing your own Parent Gilts – CG36

Replacement gilts for your herd can be obtained by purchasing from Choice or by producing them internally within your farm. Internal multiplication therefore improves biosecurity by limiting animal entries and providing you a steady supply of replacement gilts under your own management. The key success is to have a sufficient number of grandparent females for the best management of the replacement program.

Introducing Replacement CG36 Gilts

Key points to introducing replacement gilts to your herd: A single source, stable herd health, normal frequency, stable parity structure, even group sites. To maintain proper genetic progress, strive for a replacement rate of at least 40% to 45%.

Successful Mating Program

General recommendations: Avoid any vaccination within three weeks of the gilts breed eligibility, Avoid any stress that involves humans in order to maintain the animal confidence and trust in you.

Prepare well for Farrowing

The average time for a CG36 is 115 days. Avoid placing gilts near sources of stress (at a door, on a corner…). Move the sows into the farrowing room as early as possible so they can acclimate to their new environment (ideally 5 days before farrowing).

Recommendation for the Gestation Period

The objective of the feeding curves is to replenish bodily reserves in the early stages of gestation followed by a feeding phase corresponding to maintenance needs. Adjust the amount of food fed according to the body condition of the sow and environmental conditions.

The most Essential Nutrient

We recommend to check all water nipples for proper flow before sows enter the farrowing room (3 to 5 liters / minute). For a good start to lactation, water quality and quantity is essential. Sows will be consuming 40 liters/day around the time they are weaned.

Lactation Feeding Intake Recommendation For Sows Weaning 13 Piglets

A greater number of teats allows the CG36 female to produce a lot of milk and wean heavy and uniform piglets. They also limit the mobilization of body reserves which promotes good recovery after weaning, improved wean to service interval, and good sow longevity.

Suggested Feeding Program

Suggested feeding program graphs for gilts preparation.