We are all well aware of how important it is to have a correct replacement rate, BUT are we aware of the importance and costs related to staff turnover?
You can use old wicker baskets, builder’s buckets, etc., but I will now show you a syringe carrier at zero cost made with recycled materials.
Sometimes, when working on the farm, we have to get up close to the sow to check its card in order to know its productive cycle. Or, whilst carrying piglets to be fostered, we ask ourselves, will that sow be a second parity one?
Lifting partitions in the farrowing unit allows piglets from different litters to mix, sharing teats and socializing.
When productivity decreases, but productive efficiency is maintained...
There are many types of boot racks in the market, but we can build one ourselves with something available on any farm: a pallet.
The disadvantage of some boxes is that some piglets are too big and lively and jump off easily.
Traditional culling policies have a threshold number of farrowings after which sows are culled —after weaning. But, what would happen if this policy were to be modified to actually consider the performance of each sow?