Assessment of the animal. Animals that do not walk normally, has shoulder wounds or other disorders are put in a hospital pen or is culled.
Check ear tags with an ear tag reader.
Check that the transponder corresponds to the sow number.
Cycle days in the computer is held up to the mating list.
Rate the body condition and adjust the feed curve in relation to their body condition.
Make the sow active/ present in the control program.
The night before the feeder is closed by the sows in the mating/control unit for those sows there will be moved the following day.
By Inserting (On The Day)
Try to introduce new animals into the group as seldom as possible (semi-stable or stable groups).
Insertion should be done in a quiet period – typically after lunch.
The sows are sluiced if possible through the feed station into the pen and are allocated half ration.