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Sows’ comfort zone is between 18°C and 20°C

Sows’ comfort zone is between 18°C and 20°C

Do you know that sows’ comfort zone is between 18°C and 20°C? Above this range, the sow starts suffering from heat stress. The impact of heat is exacerbated by the ambient humidity level. One of the many consequences of heat stress is the decrease in feed intake and milk production. In consequence, the performance of lactating piglets is affected. The #probiotic yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii CNCM I-1079 has proven positive effects on sows’ microbiota regulation, intestinal structure, and natural defense. Many trials have shown that this live yeast can help preserve sows performance:

  • Improved sows feed intake in lactation
  • Preserved sow body condition: sows fed with the live yeast are using less of their body reserves, which is important for the next reproductive cycle

These benefits in sows are reflected in piglet performance.

graph feed intake heat stress sows


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Published May 18, 2021 | Updated May 29, 2023

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