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?
- 29JulBulgaria will upgrade the National Animal Identification System
- 16JulEU: ministers emphasised the need for a uniform application of animal transport rules
- 15JulFVE calls to prevent suffering of animals during long distance transports
- 22MayNorthern Ireland: new guide to help farmers improve the environment by reducing ammonia emissions
A system to check your all-in-all-out management and the consecuences of violating internal biosecurity practices.
Minimizing sow losses in the initial cycles has three positive effects for the economic efficiency of the farm
Great care is needed particularly when handling young pigs above 6kg/3 weeks of age, to avoid causing lasting damage.
A simple, economical and practical trick is to identify the replacement gilts with tags of different colours according to the batch they belong to.