Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

Combining Crated Farrowing with Bedded Group Lactation

Authors: Mark S. Honeyman (Iowa State University) , Dave Breach (Iowa State University)

  • Combining Crated Farrowing with Bedded Group Lactation

    Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Combining Crated Farrowing with Bedded Group Lactation

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Abstract

One alternative farrowing system that was evaluated earlier was the Swedish deep-bedded system using free-stall farrowing boxes and group lactation. The system was demonstrated at the ISU Armstrong Research Farm in southwest Iowa for 2 1/2 years. This system worked well with one exception—a high prewean mortality of 28%, primarily during the first several days after birth, when it was 80%. The purpose of this demonstration was to evaluate combining crated farrowing with bedded group lactation in an effort to reduce prewean mortality.

Keywords: Animal Science

How to Cite:

Honeyman, M. S. & Breach, D., (2006) “Combining Crated Farrowing with Bedded Group Lactation”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2005(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2006
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