Colostrum is the first milk produced by the sow and is essential for piglet survival and growth.
Light birthweight, weak piglets and piglets born later in the birth order require additional management to ensure adequate colostrum intake.
This video from the Pork Information Gateway will discuss, and demonstrate piglet orientation during farrowing and proper techniques for pulling piglets that get stuck at the pelvis of the sow.
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