This time, Joan Wennberg discusses the different feeding and environmental control systems in the farrowing house with Heraclio Corchón and Javier Lorente
Javier Lorente Martín
Javier Lorente Martín is an Agricultural Technical Engineer specialised in animal production, and he also holds an Msc degree in Pig Health and Production since 2006. In the last years he has also improved his training studying a Business Management and Administration Programme (PADE) and going into depth in the management of high performance teams.
He was born in Valencia in 1977 and he has been practising his profession for 15 years in the pig sector. Javier has specialised in this sector in all its production stages. He has worked as an operator and technician in farms and studs, in genetics companies and in pig production companies holding high responsibility positions. In 2008 he worked for the Danish Farm Design company in Denmark to increase his knowledge in farm management.
During his career, Javier has published several articles in the 3tres3 webpage and he has collaborated with universities, companies and associations at a teaching and informative level.
Currently, Javier is travelling around South America, studying, analysing and suggesting collaborations in the pig sector in several South American countries.
Updated CV 05-Aug-2016
Joan Wennberg discusses the ideal farrowing facilities with Heraclio Corchón and Javier Lorente. They do not always agree, which makes reading this document even more interesting.
Key points to have and to keep high-performing work teams on our farms.
How do we get good workers? What must we do to keep them? And, mostly, what do I want on my farm and which workers do I need for that?
The cost of the staff entails between 6% and 7% of the total production costs of our pigs. Nevertheless, the staff influences this cost by 100%, because almost all the tasks on a farm are manual or controlled by the staff.
Finding alternatives to reduce the number of nurse sows by maximising the number of suckling piglets per sow.
It is very important that all the staff on the farm can know quickly what is going on in the farrowing quarters, because in this way everybody will be able to carry out the daily duties in this area.
The goal is to make the management during the gestation easier using a different colour spray colour each week to mark the tasks carried out with the sows.