Dry Sows – Fortified Sow Diets

The Kiernan Milling Sow range is fortified with vitamins and essential minerals to maximise performance, welfare and fertility.

P044 SUPER DRY SOW 0.7 Lysine 5.5% Fibre
Cereal based Dry Sow diet fortified with minerals and vitamins to encourage embryo development and maximise numbers born.
P045 LOOSE SOW 0.7 Lysine 8 % Fibre
High fibre Dry Sow diet designed to be fed to loose sows, encouraging sows to feel more satisfied, minimising aggression.

Better sow condition, improved sow longevity, higher milk production and more pigs that are heavier and healthier at weaning are the goals of the Kiernan Milling sow program.

* Diets are suited to being fed wet or dry, and are supplied in meal, expanded meal or pellet form


QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE FEEDING – Dry Sow Curve
Mj DE / Day
Approx. Kgs/Day
Weaning Service 50+ 3.85 + (ad lib)
Service       1. 26 2
                  3. 26 2
                  4. 30 2.3
                  6. 34 2.6    Restoring Condition/Fertilitity
                  28. 34 2.6    Restoring Condition/Fertilitity
                  29. 28 2. 3   Mammory Gland Development
                  75. 28 2. 3   Mammory Gland Development
                  80. 34 2.6    Birth Weight
                  110. 34 2.6    Birth Weight
                  111. 32 2.46
Farrowing   115. 26 2

* To be used as a guide only – individual unit requirements vary

  • Aim to restore body condition early in gestation
  • Loose sows may require up to 10 % extra feed
**Temperature                                        Dry Sows 19/20C
(Largely dependent on housing quality & type) 20°C for first 3 weeks post weaning
**Lighting
Requirement 12-16 hrs/day
  • To maintain a viable pregnancy requires constant daylight lenght
  • As a guide 14hrs is recommended

** Ref: Michael R. Muirhead