Thanks to the combination of a decrease in the number of stillborn and an almost 30% decrease of preweaning mortality (down to 10.2%), the ultimate goal is finally achieved: to wean an additional piglet per sow.
Pigchamp Pro Europa. Spain
Carlos Piñeiro is a DVM from the Complutense University of Madrid (1987). He is a Specialist in the Evaluation of the Environmental Impact from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (1998), he holds a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Animal Production from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (2001), and a Graduate Degree from the European College of Porcine Health Management (2009).
He worked in Sánchez Romero Carvajal as a Representative of superior quality products (1989), and since 1991 he works in Proinserga. S.A, initially as an regional veterinarian (some 10,000 sows in 30 farms) developing different responsibilities in Nutrition and Feed Formulation, Management and Data Analysis, and Artificial Insemination Centres before taking charge of the R&D Department created in 1996 and developing it until year 2000.
It was then when PigCHAMP Pro Europa was created as a company linked to the group in which he participated as a founding partner.
As of 2007, PigCHAMP Pro Europa SL turns into a completely independent company, and Carlos is his Manager and main stockholder since that moment. Its current lines of business are the investigation, through an agreement, for companies, acting as a CRO (contract research organization); the development of national and international R&D projects (CDTI, EUREKA, IBEROEKA, EUROSTARS, LIFE+ and EU Framework Programs); the consultancy in data management and use of information in the food and agriculture sector companies; and the veterinarian services for the support of production and health.
Updated CV 24-Dec-2012
As you probably know, the name pig333 web comes from the length of the sow's gestation, which is "3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days". This paper proposes the necessity to review the length of gestation on our farm.
After checking that our farm loses days in the servicing of the gilts, the detection of empty sows housed in yards and the culling (sending of the sows to the abattoir), we propose a package of measures…
Let us see the case of a farm with 5 non-productive days more than the average of the farms with the same profile. Where are these days lost?
The results reveal that the stress that the sows due to excessive interventions around the moment of the farrowing causes a clear increase in the pre-weaning mortality.
We saw aggressiveness in the sows, and we suspected that it could have been caused by the handling around the moment of the farrowing. We decided to register and analyze the data relative to the handling in order to confirm our suspicions.
The farrowing interval is one of the production parameters more commonly used as an indicator of the production efficiency of a farm.
Which factors affect the WTSI? Among the factors with a biggest influence we have: inadequate intake during lactation, season of the year, and length of the lactation.