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Why did sow-mortality rates jump to 15%?

Apr 01, 2019

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The spike in sow-mortality rates over the past decade has prompted the US pork industry to hunt for answers.
“We’ve probably got farms and systems where maybe a good [sow-mortality rate] is 10% and the industry average might be closer to 15% to 18%,” reported Chris Rademacher, DVM, extension swine veterinarian, Iowa State University Extension.