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Teagasc Pig Development Department Skills Series - Cross Fostering Piglets


The latest edition of the Teagasc Pig Development Department’s Skills Series focuses on cross fostering piglets, how to best cross foster and what to avoid. Watch an informational video and read a factsheet to find out more about cross fostering piglets.

Fostering means removing a piglet from its natural mother to another sow so that it can gain access to a teat, suckle the foster mother, and survive. Find out more on colostrum and what to do when fostering.

View factsheet here: Teagasc Pig Skills Series Factsheet - Cross Fostering Piglets (PDF)

A new video and factsheet covering another essential skill in pig production will be available fortnightly. Find out more here