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What To Feed A Pregnant Gilt Or Pregnant Sow

Pregnant sows or gilts can be fed sow breeder pellets, milled barley and vegetables. It is important to increase the amount of feed given to the gilt or sow a few days before she farrows.

Dear Sara
I have a pregnant sow That is due to have little ones this month she just wants to eat corn. I know she needs more of a diet then this what would you recommend for better source of vitamins and minerals? This is my first time with a pregnant sow.
Jeff

Hi Jeff,
Welcome to farmingfriends and thanks for your question. Give her sow breeder nuts as well and make sure she has plenty of water they need more water when eating dry food.
Also lots of greens is a good idea. Particularly cabbage and broccoli as they helps with milk production. Increase her feed by 2-3lbs a day a few days before farrowing. What breed is your sow? Good luck with the farrowing. it is a joy to watch and the piglets are amazing as soon as they are born they are trying to suckle.
Let me know how she gets on.
Kind regards
Sara @ farmingfriends

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2 Responses to “What To Feed A Pregnant Gilt Or Pregnant Sow”

  1. Hi Jeff,
    Great news about your pigelts. Glad you have 12 healthy weanres and glad that the sow is a good mother.A male pig castrated at a young age is called a barrow. Hope that helps.
    Kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

  2. Jeff says:

    Dear Sara
    My sow had 12 piglets and all lived, she is a good mom. I already nurtured and weaned them I got them started on grain and hay, gave them there shots etc. I went and purchased the father of this litter also and going to try it again. My question to you is what do you call a male pig that is nurture. Thanks for your advise.

    Jeff