A simple, economical and practical trick is to identify the replacement gilts with tags of different colours according to the batch they belong to.
Telma Vieira Tucci
Telma graduated from the University of Sao Paulo in 1985, where she remained for one year with a research scholarship at the department of clinical medicine. In 1987 she began collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim of Brazil, as a technical advisor in new product development and applied research at universities.
In 1990 she moved to Italy, and began working as a veterinarian for Gruppo Impero, on a 1000 sow, closed cycle farm, in collaboration with the group’s slaughterhouse for approximately 4 years, as head of supplier economic and quality evaluation. In 2000 she began working as a consultant, collaborating with Pig Service and Josep Barceló. In 2003 she began organizing courses in Italia with Sus Scrofa Fundacion Barcelò, where she continues working presently. She also works with SIP Consultors and Pigchamp-Pro Europa.
Currently she provides training for farm staff in Russia and manages the Italian version of 3tres3.com.
Updated CV 19-Feb-2013
It is easy to see the reaction of the sows (of all of them!) when we supply them with paper. A handful in front of their snout or at the reach of their mouth is enough... oxytocin! It is like giving an injection!
This trick shows how to reduce the cleaning time of the fattening pens with a solid floor.
An easy solution to store these feeders is to hang them in the corridor of their room. In this way, they do not stand in the way and they can dry well before being used again.
The idea is to modify the doors of the pen where sows are housed in groups to increase the contact with the boar.
The goal of this trick is to make a practical, simple and cheap catheter holder.