By graeme taylor and greg roese livestock officers pigs intensive industries development tamworth this primefact is one of five articles providing an overview of basic pig husbandry covering boars gilts and sows the litter weaners and grower herds. Boar nutrition disease and welfare husbandry feed and nutrition industry and legislation conferences events by 5m editor 17 june 2009 at 1200am as used with gestating sows the estimated weight of the boars can be determined using the equation or data presented in table 1. Nutrition guidelines for feeding breeding boars breeding males receive the least attention when it comes to research and information transfer but they deserve more as they account for 50 percent of the genes in market pigs. A well balanced sow gestation diet containing 65 grams of crude protein 30 grams lysine and 20 grams methionine and cystine per pound should be adequate for breeding boars 2 nutritional information for the gestating sow is presented in pig factsheet 07 01 11 gestating swine nutrient recommendations and feeding management. Learn about the veterinary topic of nutritional requirements of pigs find specific details on this topic and related topics from the merck vet manual merck manual the vitamin e requirement is 11 16 iu kg of diet for growing pigs and 44 iu kg for sows
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