A comprehensive management plan for slurry transforms a perceived problem into an opportunity and a valued resource.
333, together with Javier Lorente, visits the spectacular Chinese farm in which 28,000 sows are housed in 9-storey buildings.
La Bonita farm is situated between tropical mountains at an altitude of 2000 m, giving it a high health status. During our visit they shared with us the management routines of the farm and they showed us the facilities, which included an interesting weaning feeder.
Do you know which feeding system best fits your needs? This article describes and compares the systems that have been implemented in the last years: feeding ball, dry and wet feeding systems.
Key considerations for the design of biosecure and practical pig loading chutes that will minimize disease transmission during the animal movement process.
How to achieve the 6 kg average daily intake that today's high-producing lactating sows need?
We highlight different options for segregation of clean/dirty zones at the personnel entrance into the farm. This is where biosecurity starts. Keeping it simple and easy to follow increases the likelihood of an effective protocol.
Biofilm, “the dirt in water pipes”, the causative agent of problems in the conditions and the quality of the water supply, is the subject of this article.