Feeding and nutrition guide – Sows and future breeding stock
The AlphaGene sow is a prolific, calm, and low maintenance sow that is easy to manage. Considering labour shortage and the installation of loose housing systems, these advantages are significant. During lactation, the AlphaGene sow is easy to feed and responds well to an aggressive feeding curve. Thus, the AlphaGene sow feeds a large and vigorous litter efficiently, without excessively mobilizing body reserves.
The AlphaGene sow’s selection is based on the prolificacy criteria recognized for a maternal line, but also on growth performance. The sow provides 50% of the genetic potential to its offspring therefore must perform on the technical criteria which ensures profitability in sites 2 and 3 (growing and finishing phases). This selection criteria makes the AlphaGene sow both balanced and versatile.
The following guide presents the feeding recommendations to take advantage of the full potential of the AlphaGene sow.