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feeding a pregnant sow

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:26 pm
by pedro1
i was thinking as a guide to feed my sow that is due on Christmas day. i was thinking off feeding her 0.5 lbs for the last 2 days of her pregnancy and then when she has given birth i was going to increase it to 0.75 lbs for 3 days after she has given birth. i then know that she needs to be on 3 lbs of food by 3 weeks plus o.5 lbs for every piglet she is feeding but i don't know whether i should build this up slowly after the 3 days to the 3 weeks or should i just jump to it. also i was wondering how much should i add to her food daily. any help is gratefully from pedro

Re: feeding a pregnant sow

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:46 pm
by wendy scu
is she a kune or a magalitza? this will make a difference to the feeding

Re: feeding a pregnant sow

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:40 pm
by pedro1
She is a kunekune the boar was the mangalitza

Re: feeding a pregnant sow

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:32 pm
by wendy scu
any sow pregnant or not would be on about 1 lb of sow nuts a day at this time of yesr. don't increase the food before she farrows or you will increase the chances of mastitis. increase gradually after farrowing to reach the target you mentioned by three weeks.