What is the optimum age for processing neonatal pigs?

Multiple producer groups recommend that piglets be tail docked and ear notched within 24 hours of birth because the procedures are considered less stressful for the piglet at that age. However, there is no research to substantiate this recommendation. Therefore,…

Factors affecting the behavior of early-weaned piglets

Early weaned piglets often develop belly-nosing and sucking or chewing on the navels or ears of other pigs. This behavior is considered a problem because recipient pigs can develop lesions, and those piglets that perform the behavior grow more slowly.…