Daily Archives: April 21, 2017

Understanding late-finishing mortality

The cost of late mortality is significant in relation to early mortality. By Aaron J. Lower DVM | Apr 21, 2017 Much of the focus in wean-to-market pig production tends to be on getting weaned pigs placed, started on feed and going. That attention is warranted as we commonly observe early health issues coupled with the stress of getting pigs converted from milk-based to plant-based protein. In our race to get pigs to town, producers seem to shrug off late-finishing mortality in hopes of just getting to

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