Animal Science Department


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Published in 1997 Nebraska Swine Report, edited by Duane Reese; published and copyright © 1997 Animal Science Department, University of Nebraska – Lincoln.


Segregated early weaning (SEW) technology is being adopted by many producers in the pork industry. With the implementation of this technology come many challenges and opportunities to exploit the lean-growth potential and health status of the SEW pig. This review provides insight into some of the reasons for these challenges and discusses some possible ways of utilizing the unique characteristics of the SEW pig to reduce production costs.