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Improving Litters Per Sow Per Year

Improving litters per sow per year is the topic for this month’s Pig Edge podcast and Pat Varley, Research & Development Coordinator with PIC Hermitage joined Ciaran Carroll with more details and information.

Pat highlighted the cost associated with different litters per sow per year figures and detailed the main factors affecting the figure on farms.

He also addressed what farms need to focus on to improve their figure and how they can better manage their gilts and artificial insemination systems to improve performance.

For more episodes and information from the Pig Edge podcast go to teagasc.ie/thepigedge

The Pig Edge is a co-production with LastCast Media.