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Good gilt training can minimize stress and
aggression among your gestating groups. Lowstress gestation pens support maximum feed intake
and healthy activity.

Thoroughly-trained gilts develop into
comfortable and productive sows in group
gestation pens with electronic sow feeding
(ESF). Here, gilts rest in a gilt training pen in
a farrow-to-wean facility in Missouri, U.S.

At this farrow-to-wean operation, gilts spend two
weeks in training pens before being bred and moved
to group gestation pens. Each day the gilts learn one
thing about electronic sow feeders. By the end of the
two weeks, they know how to open the feeder gates,
use their ear tags to have feed placed and exit the
feeders when they are done eating.

using them? It sounds simple, but even the best of
us sometimes write instructions that look great on
paper but don't work well in practice. Get input from
your employees or someone outside your operation
who has experience with gilt training.
Finally, be sure your employees understand the
"why" behind the protocols. Explain the importance
of each step. If your gilt trainers understand why
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pig International - January/February 2017

Pig International - January/february 2017
Contents
Managing livestock antibiotic resistance with diagnostics
How to quantify health status in farm animals
6 major piglet diarrhea causes and their management
Boosting piglet immunity with colostrum
Practical grinding guidelines for pig feeds
How to train gilts for electronic sow feeding systems
Fermented liquid pig feed benefits outweigh drawbacks
5 new smart farming pig products from EuroTier
VIV Asia 2017 to represent entire animal protein chain
Pigs and Money
Industry Happenings
Products
Marketplace
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Pig International - January/February 2017 - Cover2
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Contents
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Pigs and Money
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Industry Happenings
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 5 new smart farming pig products from EuroTier
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 5
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 6
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 7
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 8
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 9
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Managing livestock antibiotic resistance with diagnostics
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 11
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 12
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 13
Pig International - January/February 2017 - How to quantify health status in farm animals
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 15
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 6 major piglet diarrhea causes and their management
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 17
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Boosting piglet immunity with colostrum
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 19
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 20
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 21
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 22
Pig International - January/February 2017 - VIV Asia 2017 to represent entire animal protein chain
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Practical grinding guidelines for pig feeds
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 25
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 26
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 27
Pig International - January/February 2017 - How to train gilts for electronic sow feeding systems
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 29
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 30
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 31
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Fermented liquid pig feed benefits outweigh drawbacks
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Pig International - January/February 2017 - Products
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Marketplace
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