PIGGERY TIP: Sows can be bred again sooner after giving birth!

When the piglets were newly born, they were mixed together in an enclosure so their mothers could no longer recognize which piglets were hers.

 David Remandaban whom we met in the late 1980s had a way of freeing some of his breeding pigs from nursing their piglets so they could be bred sooner. He was the owner of Anibong Farm in Tacloban City.

SYNCHRONIZED IN HEAT – He synchronized the coming in heat of his sows with the use of a hormone. Say, 10 females would come in heat at the same time, they would also give birth at the same time. If the pigs gave birth to 10 piglets each, he would distribute the 20 piglets of two sows to the 8 other breeders. That would free two sows from nursing their piglets and would be ready for breeding again in a matter of one month.

MIXED PGLETS – Some people would say that the foster mother pig will usually reject the piglet of another mother pig. Well, David had a simple solution. He placed all the piglets in one pen and let them mix for a few hours. Then 20 piglets of two mother pigs are distributed to each of the 8 other mother pigs. The mother pigs would no longer be able to recognize their own litters.

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