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    Gilt Shed building

    In this building on the pig unit:

    • This straw-based building houses replacement gilts before they enter the sow herd.
    • Gilts are weighed every four weeks to check they are on track for a target weight of 165 kg at 240 days old.
    • We adjust their feeding based on how their weight compares to the target weight.
    • Gilts are socialised to people to ensure they are friendly and easy to handle when they are in the sow herd.
    • There are also overflow pigs from the finishing shed, and hospital pens where sick pigs recover.

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