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Animal Sciences and Industry

Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506-8028

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Email: asi@ksu.edu

Gilt Development

A successful gilt development program is vital to a production system because it has a direct effect on reproductive performance and sow lifetime productivity. While many management practices such as boar exposure and estrus detection affect reproductive performance, a solid nutrition program is also required. This fact sheet will focus on bodyweight targets and nutritional program recommendations from weaning to first breeding.