Batch Farrowing Place

Weaning age

 

The batch farrowing place easily predicts the age of the piglets at weaning. 
Once the number of animals on each day post-weaning is known the farrowing date and thus the weaning age can be predicted.

It is difficult to change your weaning age unless you are going to change your weaning date.  Weaning ages can only change by the length of the batch.

 

Weaning age

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If the farm practices 3 week weaning, then piglets less than 21 days of age are inevitable as the average is less than 21. 

Thus these system is illegal within the EU.  91/630  This can be readily identified in farm records - farms with 3 week weaning have 20 batches of gestating sows rather than 21 as required by 4 week weaning.

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Note other models are available for

2 week batches

3 week batches

 

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