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When is the last time you reviewed
your gilt training protocols? Are they
working as well in the pens as you expected? Could they be better? ■

Untrainable or surly
teenagers?
Some industry experts have reported 10 percent of gilts cannot be
trained to use ESF. We work with
one producer in the United States
who says fewer than 1 percent of his
gilts don't adapt well to ESF. This
individual describes these gilts as
"non-competitive" rather than "untrainable." Like surly teens, the gilts
don't want to put in the effort to use
the feeders.
For example, in our ESF system,
the pen is designed to prevent sows
or gilts from immediately re-entering feeders when they exit. The sows
have to walk the length of the pen
and back to reach the feeder gates.
Non-competitive gilts and sows tend
not to want to take the walk.

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sow feeding specialist and sales
manager with Nedap USA. Email
him at brad.carson@nedap.com.

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A good gilt training program is
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They also are designed to keep training simple and consistent for gilts.
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ers who have found a two-week gilt
training program is optimal. With
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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
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Pig International - January/february 2017
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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