Disease problems are more .likely to develop during early fdll farrowing than other times of the year. First and foremost in importance is to thoroughly clean and disinfect all farrowing houses. Use a hot lye water solution to do a good cleaning job. Many chemicals are available for disinfecting purposes if you don't have steaming equipment. FARROWINGS to make the most profit make clean, big-yield picking easier than ever! Harvest 20 acre* a day with the 5-plow Farmall 560 tractor and 2-row McCormick 2-MH picker. Crib up to 6 extra bushels an acre with job-matched picking and husking rolls, separate husking bed, shelled corn saver. Now, breeze through 100-bushel-plus yields with a great McCormick® 2-MH corn picker mounted on a super-smooth, new 6-cylinder Farmall 460 or 560 tractor. Big power, plus traction that puts it to better use, maintains picking efficiency in all conditions. You change picking speed on-the-go with Torque Amplifier! 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The No. 10 shetler attachment clean-shells bumper crops at, fastest picking speeds ... stays on when you husk. All bearings are life lubricated! New FarmalT Six... famous 2-MH bvuldujrtn hog numbett my': push prices to breakeven leVeb or tower afc times during the tfext yefth' top manage* flttetif will be needed m otdef to Mice a" tirofll It will become more impoiMt to taft-ow and raise large litterg.\ t Don't fteg" leci your eai-ly fall pigs, Expert c»re of them is just as important as for those farrowed in the dead of winter* The" only dif-. "ference is that the problems of care are not the same., • J :,' • r •, High temperatures in late summer and early, fall can cause average, litter size to. drop* unless proper .precautions are taken. At Oklahoma State College "expectant" ,„ sows which were spray-cooled farrowed .two extra pigs per litter. It is also important to keep sows and boars cool at breeding. At Purdue University largest litters Were obtained .when both sows and boars were spray-cooled at breeding. Too often good management is neglected during early fall farrowing. 'Many time$.sows are left to farrow in unprotected v areas in pastures. This can lead to heavy, pig losses. If sows are farrowed on pasture, well ventilated and insulated portable farrowing houses should be provided. Where sows are farrowed inside, fans or some other form of cooling is necessary. Latest developments are air conditioning and "snifters." "Snifters" are ducts in-. stalled in each farrowing pen which pipe cool air to the sow. This permits the sow to inhale cool air inside her lungs where it does the most good. Other advantages of "snifters" over common air, cooling methods •are no blowing dust, no drafts on baby pigs and smaller cooh'ng units are required to ' do thejob. Be sure water and feed are always available. During lactation milk flow may suffer unless plenty of water and feed are provided near at hand. Sows' milk contains 80$ water. While nursing they will drink as much as five gallons of water per • day. Considering ] the fact that-the sows' milk flow may not compare to that of winter months it's a good idea to creep feed pigs to insure good gains. v Shade and good air circulation are es- . sential for sows and their litters on pasture. Most popular types of roofing are thatched straw, aluminum or galvanized steel. Paint, wood shelters with white and metal ones with aluminum paint to reflect the heat. An ideal situation is to have shelters in. wooded areas.wherever possible. Disease problems are more likely to crop up in early fall farrowings. Be sure to thoroughly clean and disinfect your farrowing houses. In addition, wash the sow with warm water and soap before she far- rows. Besides keeping the farrowing house clean, sprinkle a little lime around to keep it dry. Sows should be farrowed on clean, well-drained pastures. If farrowed inside and turned on pasture later, transport the sow and her litter to a clean pasture in disinfected equipment, Don't .put litters of different ages on the same pasture. Older pigs are excellent carriers of disease and parasites. Where water drains from one area of a pasture to another, put the older pigs in the area to which the water drains. Chances of spreading disease from young to older pigs are less than the other way around, Vaccination, castration and weaning, if done all at once, put a heavy stress on little pigs, especially during this time of . year. You can get faster gains and have less trouble if you do these separately.
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