There are some situations that there is a need for a early weaning. Sometimes the sow gets sick or needs to be transferred for some other reason, or even there are too many piglets that we need to rearrange. How to proceed in these scenarios? Where to transfer those piglets? 




One of the options would be to add a nurse sow, or to foster off those piglets to another lactating sow. However this is not always a choice, and the farm uses artificial resources to keep the piglets, therefore there are automatized feeding devices, In Brazil we call it a 'automatic nurse sow', and here we are presenting the best way to handle it system wise. 


Lets work with these scenarios:



Farrow to Finish and Farrow to Nursery Farms

The sow F008 has 15 piglets, which need to be weaned earlier than usual.


  • What to do with the Sow?

Entry the weaning, and add a specific destination group (artificial). 


Identify the name of the group and set also an identified location in order to make easy to now that the group and the location are within a specific purpose. 


This way the sow will be empty again and can return to be mated again or be used as a nurse sow to other piglets. 




  • What to do with the piglets?

This recent weaned piglets will be on this group been fed with a special care until the real weaning date.


After they achieve the proper weight / age to be added to a regular group in the nursery, they need to be transferred to the current weaned group where they will be sold or transferred to finishing stage.



Farrow to wean + fallout pigs farms

Matriz 1d está com 10 leitões, os quais preciso desmamar mais cedo que o normal da granja.


  • What to do with the sow?

Entry the weaning, create a specific destination group   (artificial). 


Identify by the name of the group to make it easier to see the purpose of this specific group. 


After that the sow will be empty again and can return to be mated again or used as a nurse sow. 



  • What to do with the piglets?

This recent weaned piglets will be on this group been fed with a special care until the real weaning date, And then they can be sold. These piglets should not go to fallout pigs unless there is something veru specific with one of them, such as a hernia or a longer time do gain the proper weight desired. After the wight is achieved for sale, just entry the sale of the group.