A milk system can lower mortality by 3% point
Published 13. April 2018
Christina Sejersen has been running her farm in 21 years, and finally she knows how to optimize the farrowing pen. A milk system has made a big difference!
"In 21 years I have not been able to milk my sows completely in the farrowing pen. I have tried different options and never found the right solution", says farmer Christina Sejersen.
Together with her husband, she runs the farm Bjerget in Viborg, Denmark – where they hold 1150 sows and yearly produce 38.500 slaughter pigs.
"When I got the option to use the milksystem pump’n’grow, I was open to try it. It is a low price solution and I loved it from the beginning", she says.
The piglets are at least 2 pounds heavier
She has been using the milking system and milk from Agro Korn since November, and she is impressed with the results. Her piglets gets through the farrowing pen 3-4 days faster. She only uses half of the nursing sows compared to earlier – and the mortality has dropped 3% point.
- The piglets can supply with the system – and simultaneously still get milk from the sow. It´s advantageous for both the sow and her piglets.
"It has been great. The piglets are at least 2 pounds bigger know when ready for the climate stable. Furthermore, I produce more piglets per sow on a yearly basis".
She concludes that even though she spend more money on milk powder, she uses less on expensive starter feed.
"It is far easier to nurse the farrowing pen. I am such a big proponent that I would never not use the milk system. It saves me time and money and the piglets thrive".
Result with pump’n’grow milk system:
- 250-300 kg extra pig per farrowing pen
- Higher growth +70-100 g in the climate stable
- Less mortality in the farrowing pen
- Weaning increase
- Easy weaning
- More effective usage of the farrowing pen
- Efficiency progress is 3-4 piglets per sow yearly
Read more about DanMilk pump'n'grow here