The weaning age controversy

This past week I spent some time reviewing the literature regarding the impact of weaning age on pig growth to slaughter weight. With profits returning to the swine industry, many producers are debating whether to invest in additional farrowing capacity so they can wean older pigs into their production flows.
The debate on the appropriate weaning age is not simple, as weaning age not only impacts the pigs that are weaned, but also impacts the subsequent performance of the females that weaned pigs.  Read More...