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Due to breeding for larger litter sizes, producers have more piglets per litter, but in some cases more challenges. Leading swine experts, Dr. Mercedes Vasquez-Anon, Senior Director of Animal Nutrition Research and Facilities for Novus International, Inc., and Dr. Sung Woo Kim, Professor of Nutrition at North Carolina State University, explain the science behind the modern sow and the effects nutrition has on fetal and mammary development, milk production and the performance trajectory of her piglets.


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