Family Feeding Matters: A Collaborative Project Inspired by Natural Sow-Piglet Behaviours to Ease Weaning Transition

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Suckling is an innate process, but piglets generally learn what and where to eat and drink from the sow and their littermates. However, these mimicking processes are typically not practical in conventional pig production. This gives rise to the question: how to facilitate the piglet's feeding and drinking behaviour, thereby easing the transition from sow's milk to solid feed?

Period13 Oct 2021

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