When it comes to swine feed intake, feeding nursery pigs can be one of the most challenges nutritional stages. However, this foundational phase is also one of the most important. In fact, end-of-nursery weights are usually the strongest indicator of finishing weights. Each phase of swine feeding has a significant impact on the phase that follows, but nursery intake tends to have the biggest effect. One of the biggest reasons for this is that the early stage of feeding shapes the development of both the gut and immune system in young swine.
8 August 2018