Card Set Information
Long metal pole w/ wire loop at the
Wire loop is pulled over jaw only
Pig will pull against restrainer.
Normal Porcine Values
: 102 – 103.6 (102.6)
: 60 – 80 bpm
Produce largest litters and are better mothers
Meatier and grow very fast
6 months of age
Continuall polyestrous/ spontaneous ovulators
Estrous Cycle Length
Length of Heat
Signs of Heat
Vulva red and swollen
Pig will stand when pressure is applied directly to their back
3 mos/3 wks/ 3 days
Average 1.8 litters per year
Litter size is normally 10-12
average number of pigs weaned 8
Dip umbilicus in iodine
give iron injection
Ear notch for identification
Clip needle teeth
Pig Nutrition "slop"
Corn/ Barley/ Oats
Source of energy
Source of amino acids
Vitamins & Minerals
Given in a mineral mix top dressing
Pigs can die if they go 48 hours
CNS signs are abundant when
new pigs being added to farm's herd continually
"all in/ all out"
Birth - 3 weeks of age
up to 10lbs
3-5 weeks of age
start using "creep feed"
this is the period of weaning.
5-10 weeks of age
Start feeding corn & soybean meal
10-16 weeks of age
corn & soybean meal diet
16-24 weeks of age
120-240lbs Corn & soybean meal diet
Sows give birth to piglets here
"Farrowing Crates" are usually 3'x5'
Temp should be at 68 degrees for sow.
Heat lamps should be in each crate for the piglets.
Pre starters and starter are raised here (up to 10 wks of age)
Sorted into pens by age and size
Raised here until slaughter
Pens usually have slated floors over concrete pits
Sorted by age and size
Farrow and wean... then sell weanlings
Farrow to Finish
Farrow/ Wean/ Finish
Sell finished pigs for slaughter
Finish weanlings for slaughter