Management Practices to Reduce the Impact of Seasonal Infertility on Sow Herd Productivity

North Carolina State University Animal Science Fact Sheet ANS00-813S. The primary goal of every operation must be to incorporate environmental strategies to reduce heat stress. Additionally, non-thermal interventions may also be incorporated into management strategies on a case by case basis. Most operations use many, but perhaps not all of the suggested methods to reduce the impact of seasonal infertility discussed in the proceeding text. The objectives here are to provide producers with the necessary background information to explore current and potential interventions that are not presently being conducted and develop an annual action list to reduce the seasonal effects on fertility.