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Lactation

Milk production requires the greatest proportion of nutrients during lactation. Thus, maximizing feed intake and adequate dietary amino acids will prevent sow body reserve mobilization and sustain milk production for litter growth. This factsheet will discuss energy, amino acid, and vitamin and mineral recommendations for the lactating sow.