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The majority of pig breeders knows the yearly production cycle. A productive first half of the year turning into a period with possible heat stress followed by seasonal infertility in September to end with less viable piglets in October and November.
The therapeutic use of zinc oxide for weaned piglets has been strictly restricted in The Netherlands since 2018. By June 2022 at the latest, this too will be the case in all other EU Member States. The argumentation is its abundant use giving rise to significant environmental pollution.
At the end of summer and in the fall the annual phenomenon of producing smaller litters is a recurring problem. Sows have been eating less during their gestation due to higher summer temperatures. They will produce smaller litters and less viable piglets.