Sunday, November 19, 2017
Commercial gruel feeding guide for piglets.
Gruel feeding is a management practice that targets the bottom 10 to 20 percent of small-for-age piglets in any weaning group, regardless of weaning age. Of course, the greater the weaning age, the fewer the pigs that require or rather benefit from gruel feeding. This is a typical five-day program for feeding gruel to fall-back pigs. The table provides an example of a commercial gruel feeding program. It is not the only schedule possible, but it is one that provides good results in most farms. Usually, gruel feeding is discontinued by the third day post-weaning, although in pens with sick pigs it might be extended to seven days or longer. Commercial gruel feeding guide.