The European regulations state that before docking tails other measures that prevent tail-biting must be implemented, and therefore a thorough risk analysis must be carried out on each farm.
Three videos that illustrate how to make an appropriate transition between several key clean and dirty zones.
Let's clarify what are the clean and dirty zones and its boundaries. A series of articles will discuss how to apply segregation principles to farm zones for the prevention of pathogen entry.
The second part of this article tells us what we can learn from sow's nesting instinct, creep-feed intake, relationship with the operator and groups formation in camping systems for use in our closed farms.
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How much space is needed to optimise performance with the current slaughter weights?
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It is not only related to NPDs, but it can also have a greater impact than we first thought.
Despite its many limitations, outdoor farming is a different way of approaching pig production and it does have some management routines which should make us reflect when we tackle management and design of indoor farms.