Once piglets have been weaned, they enter the growing herd. This herd is composed mainly of pigs intended for market and some intended to be replacement gilts in the breeding herd. The main goal of the growing phase is to achieve high growth performance. This concept is so key to understanding growing herd management that you should examine it before continuing learning the swine life cycle below.
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